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Broccoli Mash Recipe

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Broccoli Mash Recipe
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Broccoli Mash Recipe

What happens when you cross broccoli with mashed potatoes? You get broccoli mash! A tasty and satisfying side dish, broccoli mash is pure comfort food.

Broccoli and potato are a great combination. This recipe works well as an accompaniment for grilled chicken or sautéed fish dishes like Sautéed Tilapia with Bacon & Baby Tomatoes.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 2 large broccoli crowns
  • 1 large russet potato
  • 2 oz butter (½ stick)
  • 2 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • ¼ cup heavy cream (optional)
  • Kosher salt, to taste


  1. Bring about 4 quarts of salted water to a boil in a large pot. A small handful of Kosher salt should be about right.

  2. Peel the potato, cut it into about 8 equal-sized chunks and add them to the boiling water.

  3. Now peel the tough outer skin off the broccoli stems and roughly chop the broccoli, stems included, into pieces about the same size as the potatoes.

  4. Once the potatoes have cooked for about 7 minutes, add the broccoli to the pot. Simmer for another 10 minutes or so, or until the potato is soft but not crumbly, and the broccoli is tender but still slightly firm.

  5. Drain the potato and broccoli into a colander, then return them to the pot and add the butter, thyme leaves and optional cream.

  6. Use a hand potato masher to roughly smash the potato and broccoli. Small chunks of broccoli should still be visible in the mash.

  7. Season to taste with Kosher salt and serve right away.

Makes 4 portions.
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 4 out of 5
Broccoli Mash, Member HealthyJack

Tastes great. But forget the added salt. When will we get over adding salt. Both vegies contain salt and healthy minerals from the soil they grew in. Next, throw away the butter and use an organic buttery spread free of trans fats and hydrogenated oils. Next, microwave both vegies about five minutes each or until tender enough to mash. Don't boil vegies you remove to many of the nutrients by boiling. With these adjustments it is delicious

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