Happy Easter to all of you and your families!
For my family, and for many others, Easter (like Christmas) is another reason to feast! We all have our family favourites – the dishes that are familiar, that bring back memories from our childhood, and the ones that are just plain yummy.
With Easter taking a bit of a different “flavour” this year, perhaps it’s an opportune time to experiment and mix up our usual favourites? Who knows… it may even lead to a brand new family favourite!
As I’ve shared in previous posts, we have no food rules at home revolving around calorie counting or macro tracking. We simply remind our kids that their plates should be as colourful as possible and to “eat the rainbow”.
Similarly, here at MiniFarms, our aim is to inspire you to explore the colourful and wonderful world of fruits and veggies!
Today, I’m sharing a recipe that takes the good ol’ mashed potato dish and transforms it into something green and luscious. It’s still as creamy as ever (the way everyone loves it) but packs an extra punch with green goodness. Plus, with some cheese mixed argue this potato dish is a veggie dish!
Make sure to give this one a try and tell us what else you’ve been whipping up in your kitchen this Easter!
Lean, Mean & Green Cheesy Broc Mash
4 large potatoes (your choice on the type of potato), cut into 1-inch wedges
3 cups of broccoli crowns
2 tbsp butter
¾ cup shredded fontina cheese*
1/2 cup milk, heated
½ tsp salt
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
Prepare a steamer**, add potatoes, cover, and steam for approx 10 minutes.
Place broccoli on top, cover and steam until the potatoes and broccoli are tender, approx 6-8 minutes more.
Transfer the broccoli to a large bowl and coarsely mash with a potato masher or a fork.
Add the potatoes, cheese, butter, milk, salt and pepper and continue mashing to desired consistency.
Serve immediately and enjoy!
* This can be any cheese you prefer. We have used grated parmesan and grated sharp cheddar, which have also worked well.
**If you don’t have a steamer, you can also boil the ingredients. Boil the potatoes till tender, then add the broccoli and boil for another 5-6 minutes.
P.s You can also top the mash with fried bacon bits – it totally lifts the yum factor for the kids as well. After all, Bacon also adds another color to your food rainbow, right?