Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Recipe: Broccoli Mashed Potatoes

This is another recipe I received on the Yahoo Group: Frugal Friends in the Kitchen

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P1000033Originally it was meant to be a vegetarian dish, or a side dish to be served with meat.  I tweaked it to make it into a 1 dish meal by added bacon… here is my version of the recipe:
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 2.5 cups broccoli florets
  • 200g (about 1.5 cups) bacon, chopped into roughly square pieces and fried.
  • Salt, Pepper, Parsley to taste
  1. Place potatoes in a pan, add water to cover and bring to boil (covered).  Boil for about 45min or until soft.
  2. In another pot add broccoli and onion, cover with water and bring to boil (covered).  Boil for about 15-20 minutes, or until broccoli and onion are tender.
  3. Drain water off the potatoes and vegetables.
  4. Mash the potatoes in a bowl, leaving the skins (I chop them up roughly with a knife to make mashing easier)
  5. Mix Cream cheese, Margarine, Salt, Pepper and Parsley into the mashed potatoes.
  6. Fold in the broccoli, onions and bacon.
Serves 2
Cooking time roughly 1 hour


  1. tried this!!!!!! excellent!!!! prepared for dinner today..serving with brats and hamburgers