Asiago Mashed Potatoes and Broccoli

Asiago Mashed Potatoes and Broccoli

My husband has been away on a business trip for nine days, and while I surrendered early on to the fact that peanut butter sandwiches and cereal would be my new meals, that’s not been the case at all. I’ve had dinner with neighbors, gone out with friends, and cooked plenty for myself. It’s just that lately, there are a LOT more leftovers and no help doing dishes. Le sigh.

One thing that I’ve made sure to do, though, has been comfort myself with a warm homemade meal. This bowl of mashed potatoes and broccoli with asiago cheese made a super delicious side dish to some grilled chicken. The flavor of the fresh broccoli and creamy, slightly smoky asiago added another dimension to plain old mashed potatoes! To kick up the flavor even more, I added in some garlic powder, heavy cream and butter, but for a lower-calorie option you could replace the fats with 1/3 cup chicken broth.

This delicious side dish is about as versatile as it gets, and is also a great way to get kids to scarf down some veggies! Make it some weeknight and hopefully you and your family will enjoy it as much as I did.

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Asiago Mashed Potatoes and Broccoli

Yield: Makes 3 servings

Ingredients:

2 medium potatoes, peeled if you prefer
1 cup broccoli florets, fresh or frozen
2 Tbsp. butter
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 cup freshly grated asiago

Directions:

Bring slightly salted water to a boil in a medium pot.

Peel potatoes or leave skins on, and cut into 1/2-inch chunks. Chop off the broccoli stems if using fresh, and roughly chop the broccoli into small chunks. Boil potatoes and broccoli together for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Drain the potatoes and broccoli into a colander or sieve, then return them to the pot and add the butter, cream, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Use an electric mixer or potato masher, blend the ingredients until smooth.

Add asiago cheese. Season to taste, and serve warm.

Enjoy!

      

60 Responses to “Asiago Mashed Potatoes and Broccoli”

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    Blog is the New Black — February 15, 2012 @ 10:12 am

    Love this idea! :)

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    Priyanka — February 15, 2012 @ 12:28 pm

    Hi Georgia, thanks for dropping by my blog. YOu have a lovely space. Very soothing I must say.

    Great idea for the dish…I often have mashed potato specially when m down, but have never tried with broccoli…need to try that out.

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    thecompletecookbook — February 15, 2012 @ 1:02 pm

    Oh how delicious and served in such a pretty bowl makes it even more appealing.
    :-)Mandy

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    Judy@SavoringToday — February 15, 2012 @ 1:11 pm

    Looks like a great dish for St. Patrick’s Day next month. Mashed potatoes are so versatile, like a blank canvas. :)

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    Mara @ Elemental Custard — February 15, 2012 @ 1:14 pm

    I find when I’m cooking just for myself I really don’t spend much time making a nice meal. I tend to live off one pot meals like stir frys with little variation – I do love asiago cheese! sounds tasty

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    Jen at The Three Little Piglets — February 15, 2012 @ 1:50 pm

    I do the same thing when my husband is deployed – in fact I usually eat much better because he’s pretty picky and likes lots of fried foods and barbecue!

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    Cassie/Bake Your Day — February 15, 2012 @ 1:54 pm

    This sounds amazing, Georgia. Asiago is one of my favorite cheeses. Great idea!

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    Samantha Angela — February 15, 2012 @ 2:58 pm

    I love mashed potatoes with add-ins. Colcannon is one of my favourite foods. I can only imagine that this would be just as good, if not better!

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    Suzi — February 15, 2012 @ 4:27 pm

    I really like these mashed potatoes with the asiago and broccoli. Great combination.

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    Steve @ the black peppercorn — February 15, 2012 @ 4:52 pm

    Oh wow – I just stumbled into your blog and I am so glad I did. This looks so delicious!

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook — February 15, 2012 @ 5:42 pm

    Hi Georgia! This is not only comfort food but also very pretty and more nutrients thanks to the broccoli! I like the fact that it brings some spring color. I like the Asiago touch at the end. :-) Beautiful mashed potatoes!

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    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — February 15, 2012 @ 6:05 pm

    This is fantastic! Such genius recipe! <3

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    Sandra M. — February 15, 2012 @ 6:59 pm

    Le sigh..I want this right no!:)))
    Amazing recipe..have to try it today!!!xo

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    the wicked noodle — February 15, 2012 @ 7:01 pm

    I’m so glad you found my blog, too! Because now I found your blog, and I’m in love!!

    Can’t wait to try this :-)

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    Erica — February 15, 2012 @ 7:06 pm

    Ok, I am FINALLY adding you to my google reader…your recipes are just awesome! I know how it is when the man goes away! I become a very odd eater (breakfast for dinner every night anyone?). These look fabulous

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    Feast on the Cheap — February 15, 2012 @ 7:11 pm

    Oh my goodness, what a treat! These are seriously gorgeous mashed potatoes

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    Tip Top Shape — February 15, 2012 @ 7:20 pm

    Just found your blog and absolutely love it!! Fantastic recipe!

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    Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny — February 15, 2012 @ 7:33 pm

    Wow this looks absolutely amazing and SO delicious! My two favorite veggies in one, this is perfection! :)

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    Stephie @ Eat Your Heart Out — February 15, 2012 @ 7:36 pm

    Yum! I probably would have just stopped with this and made it my entire dinner! I guess that is the benefit to single living…you can have delicious mashed potatoes as your entire meal and there is no one there to judge you! =P

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    Em (Wine and Butter) — February 15, 2012 @ 7:38 pm

    This sounds TOTALLY delicious and exactly like my sort of dish! Or mine and my husbands… he likes potatoes and I like broccoli.

    Hello cliche!!

    Hopefully I’ll get to try this soon!

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    Aimee — February 15, 2012 @ 8:09 pm

    Thanks for stopping by today, YOUR blog is beautiful too!!

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    AikoVenus — February 15, 2012 @ 8:52 pm

    This is so pretty – I love adding broccoli to mashed potatoes for extra health! ^^

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    Carrie — February 15, 2012 @ 9:01 pm

    Oh I love mashing broccoli into my potatoes. I need to add some Asiago next time! YUM

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    The Food Hunter — February 15, 2012 @ 9:44 pm

    Glad to have found you…thanks for stopping by my blog

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    Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 — February 15, 2012 @ 10:05 pm

    What a great idea! I even have some broccoli at home without a purpose. Looks like I found one!

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    Tina — February 15, 2012 @ 10:09 pm

    The flavor additions are genius! We all love cheese with potatoes and you made a great pick. Also, there are a lot of greens that are not so popular around here, but broccoli is acceptable, so that addition gets my approval also. Great recipe-thanks for sharing this!

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    Margarita — February 15, 2012 @ 11:06 pm

    Yum! I love everything about this recipe. I have everything in my fridge but the heavy cream. Do you think I can use some milk instead?

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    Jennie @ sundayswithjennie — February 15, 2012 @ 11:21 pm

    What a great recipe for the old classic mashed potato! Looks delicious!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — February 16, 2012 @ 12:12 am

    This sounds so yummy! Love this idea :)

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    wendyweekendgourmet — February 16, 2012 @ 1:17 am

    Yummy…love the idea of making mashed potatoes a wee bit healthier with the addition of broccoli. Maybe I could get Michael to eat a green veggie this way!!

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    vianney — February 16, 2012 @ 1:21 am

    yummy!! I love the addition of broccoli, great color!! thanks for sharing!

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    Sandra M. — February 16, 2012 @ 1:37 am

    I made it today for lunch..just added cauliflower too and used Mozzarella Cheese..it was soooooo good!!! Thank you for the recipe…I will share photo on my facebook page soon!!!!

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    hotly Spiced — February 16, 2012 @ 1:48 am

    It’s so lovely sometimes when you do have that night on your own that you can cook exactly what you want to eat and not worry about what anyone else wants. A night in front of the TV with your cheesy mashed potato with broccoli sounds wonderful.

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    Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking — February 16, 2012 @ 2:57 am

    Sandra – I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe! Thanks for letting me know.

    Margarita – Yes, milk would be fine in place of heavy cream. Enjoy!

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    Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction — February 16, 2012 @ 3:46 am

    These look unbelievable!!!! I am going to have to try to make them soon. :)

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    Words Of Deliciousness — February 16, 2012 @ 4:04 am

    This a great recipe. I love the idea of the broccoli and the potatoes together. Great comfort food.

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    MyFudo™ — February 16, 2012 @ 6:34 am

    An original veggie dish that is healthy and comforting at the same time (credit for the potatoes!) I will definitely try this very soon!

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    Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella — February 16, 2012 @ 7:31 am

    As a broccoli lover this has got to be in the top 10 of comfort food! :D

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    Joanne — February 16, 2012 @ 12:39 pm

    I only ever cook for myself, really, but I could totally see me treating myself to this. Mashed potatoes done right.

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    Heather @girlichef.com — February 16, 2012 @ 1:23 pm

    Broccoli and potatoes are two of my kids favorites…I think I’m going to HAVE to make this with dinner one night soon. Sounds delicious :D

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    Angie @ Sweet Natured Treats — February 16, 2012 @ 2:17 pm

    These sounds fantastic! What a great way to sneak some green veggies in to a comforting side dish.

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    Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free — February 16, 2012 @ 2:47 pm

    Hi Georgia!

    Wow, I love your site, too. Thanks for stopping by mine! Love the idea of adding broccoli to potatoes for an extra punch of vitamins!

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    Emily — February 16, 2012 @ 3:24 pm

    Yum! These look delicious!

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    SavoringTime in the Kitchen — February 16, 2012 @ 5:22 pm

    This sounds delicious and I can’t wait to try it!

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — February 16, 2012 @ 5:26 pm

    First, this looks GORGEOUS. And secondly? Incredible. I love the different flavors here!

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    Ann — February 16, 2012 @ 9:16 pm

    This if fantastic! I love the idea of mashing broccoli…it never occurred to me, but I love it!

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    Erin — February 17, 2012 @ 12:20 am

    I bet that the asiago makes it just wonderful! And I’ve never thought of adding broccoli to mashed potatoes, but I might just have to try that sometime! :)

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    Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen — February 17, 2012 @ 5:15 am

    Hmmm, I just happen to have some broccoli in the fridge right now. I may have to whip these up. Looks delicious!

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    Val — February 17, 2012 @ 7:45 pm

    Nothing has ever sounded or looked so good.

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    Katie@Cozydelicious — February 18, 2012 @ 2:39 am

    This might actually get my husband to eat broccoli! Such a yummy side dish.

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    Gourmetdaytoday.com — February 20, 2012 @ 3:59 pm

    Likewise- so glad I found your blog. Wow. So many awesome recipes. I can’t wait to try these potatoes (and I’m sure like 50 other recipes from your site…)

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    Jen @ Jens Favorite Cookies — February 20, 2012 @ 9:33 pm

    I never would have thought of adding broccoli to my mashed potatoes, but this sounds amazing! This would be a great addition to a grilled chicken breast. Love it!

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    Honey — February 21, 2012 @ 4:13 pm

    omg, this looks so incredibly good. i would never have thought of adding broccoli to my mashed potatoes… yum!

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    Carrie - Carrie's Creations — February 22, 2012 @ 5:31 pm

    These look amazing! Mashed potatoes are my favorite food, I will have to try these!

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    Molly — March 16, 2012 @ 5:29 pm

    I have never tried mixing potatoes and other veggies, but these look and sound so delicious! I’m sure the broccoli gives them a different/better texture. I can’t wait to give them a try. Thanks for the awesome pics and post!
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    Connie — March 18, 2012 @ 5:46 am

    This is a combination I’ve never thought of. Looks delish!

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    Chris — April 1, 2012 @ 2:09 am

    This recipe was DELICIOUS!!!
    Thanks for sharing ☺

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    Desrio — November 7, 2013 @ 3:39 am

    You boiled broccoli for TWENTY minutes? it cooks in four!

    • Georgia — November 7th, 2013 @ 8:48 am

      When cooked together, the broccoli and potatoes take 20 minutes. Thanks for your input, though…

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    bridget@GreenGlobalTravel — January 20, 2014 @ 8:45 pm

    this looks incredible! as a college student, I’m always looking for easy, delicious recipes. can’t wait to try this one!

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