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.
Asiago Mashed Potatoes and Broccoli
- 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
- 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.
Love this idea! :)
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.
Oh how delicious and served in such a pretty bowl makes it even more appealing.
Looks like a great dish for St. Patrick’s Day next month. Mashed potatoes are so versatile, like a blank canvas. :)
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
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!
This sounds amazing, Georgia. Asiago is one of my favorite cheeses. Great idea!
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!
I really like these mashed potatoes with the asiago and broccoli. Great combination.
Oh wow – I just stumbled into your blog and I am so glad I did. This looks so delicious!
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!
This is fantastic! Such genius recipe! <3
Le sigh..I want this right no!:)))
Amazing recipe..have to try it today!!!xo
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 :-)
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
Oh my goodness, what a treat! These are seriously gorgeous mashed potatoes
Just found your blog and absolutely love it!! Fantastic recipe!
Wow this looks absolutely amazing and SO delicious! My two favorite veggies in one, this is perfection! :)
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
This sounds TOTALLY delicious and exactly like my sort of dish! Or mine and my husbands… he likes potatoes and I like broccoli.
Hopefully I’ll get to try this soon!
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This is so pretty – I love adding broccoli to mashed potatoes for extra health! ^^
Oh I love mashing broccoli into my potatoes. I need to add some Asiago next time! YUM
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What a great idea! I even have some broccoli at home without a purpose. Looks like I found one!
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!
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?
What a great recipe for the old classic mashed potato! Looks delicious!
This sounds so yummy! Love this idea :)
yummy!! I love the addition of broccoli, great color!! thanks for sharing!
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!!!!
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.
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!
These look unbelievable!!!! I am going to have to try to make them soon. :)
This a great recipe. I love the idea of the broccoli and the potatoes together. Great comfort food.
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!!
An original veggie dish that is healthy and comforting at the same time (credit for the potatoes!) I will definitely try this very soon!
As a broccoli lover this has got to be in the top 10 of comfort food! :D
I only ever cook for myself, really, but I could totally see me treating myself to this. Mashed potatoes done right.
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
These sounds fantastic! What a great way to sneak some green veggies in to a comforting side dish.
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!
Yum! These look delicious!
First, this looks GORGEOUS. And secondly? Incredible. I love the different flavors here!
This if fantastic! I love the idea of mashing broccoli…it never occurred to me, but I love it!
This sounds delicious and I can’t wait to try it!
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! :)
Hmmm, I just happen to have some broccoli in the fridge right now. I may have to whip these up. Looks delicious!
Nothing has ever sounded or looked so good.
This might actually get my husband to eat broccoli! Such a yummy side dish.
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…)
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!
omg, this looks so incredibly good. i would never have thought of adding broccoli to my mashed potatoes… yum!
These look amazing! Mashed potatoes are my favorite food, I will have to try these!
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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This is a combination I’ve never thought of. Looks delish!
This recipe was DELICIOUS!!!
Thanks for sharing ☺
this looks incredible! as a college student, I’m always looking for easy, delicious recipes. can’t wait to try this one!
UGHHHHH this is so good and easy!!! I had to just peptalk myself to stop standing around the stove eating it with a spoon! I didn’t have any asiago though, so I used a mix of manchego and white cheddar. Keeper recipe!!