healthy mashed potatoes with broccoli

Healthy Mashed Potatoes with Broccoli

  • Author: Amy Palanjian
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4-6 1x
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


If you want to make these creamier, you can add a little milk or broth, but if your potatoes are moist, they should be pretty creamy as is.


  • 4 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces (or about 2 cups chopped)
  • 1 large head of broccoli, chopped (or about 2 cups chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon butter or olive oil
  • 1/41/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Place the potatoes into a medium-large pot and cover with 2 inches of cold water. Bring to a boil, then simmer until almost tender, about 6-8 minutes. Add the broccoli, stir, and simmer until the broccoli and the potatoes are cooked through and soft (but not mushy), about 3-4 minutes more. Drain.
  2. Add the butter and salt and mash with a potato masher, making the mixture as rustic or smooth as you like.


Top with crumbled cooked bacon.
Stir in shredded cheese and/or grated Parmesan.
Try with cauliflower.

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