Cheesy Protein Mashed Potatoes

Nothing feels like comfort as much as mashed potatoes do. This recipe is a spin on the classic mashed potatoes and it is made with cheese to make this Cheesy Protein Mashed Potatoes. This is a no fuss recipe that does not require you to peel the potatoes. In fact, the skin has a higher fiber content which contributes to feeling more full. Furthermore, potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C and potassium, which can help keep your skin strong and looking its best. Additionally, you get a boost of protein with this recipe because of the addition of the cottage cheese and milk.

Bonus Alert: Each 1/2 cup serving provides 10 grams of protein and only 2 grams of fat! Talk about health at its finest.

*I love using this immersion blender because I can blend everything in the pot without having to transfer to another blender, which results in less dishes and clean up.

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Cheesy Protein Mashed Potatoes
 
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Nothing feels like comfort as much as mashed potatoes do. This recipe is a spin on the classic mashed potatoes and it is made with cheese to make this Cheesy Protein Mashed Potatoes. This is a no fuss recipe that does not require you to peel the potatoes. In fact, the skin has a higher fiber content which contributes to feeling more full. Furthermore, potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C and potassium, which can help keep your skin strong and looking its best. Additionally, you get a boost of protein with this recipe because of the addition of the cottage cheese and milk. Bonus Alert: Each ½ cup serving provides 10 grams of protein and only 2 grams of fat! Talk about health at its finest. *I love using thisimmersion blender because I can blend everything in the pot without having to transfer to another blender, which results in less dishes and clean up.
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Recipe type: Side Dish; Vegetable Dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6 people
Ingredients
  • 3 russet potatoes, cut into 1 inch chunks
  • ½ cup nonfat milk
  • 1 cup fat free cottage cheese
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Toppings (optional)
  • Parsley, chopped
Instructions
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil. Add potatoes to pot and cook for 8 minutes or until fork tender.
  2. Drain the potatoes and return to the pot. Add all other ingredients, except parsley, to the pot with the potatoes.
  3. Mash with a potato masher or use an immersion blender to blend potatoes to desired consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste. Optionally, but worth it, top with chopped parsley.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ cup Calories: 154.5 Fat: 2.1 Saturated fat: 1.2 Carbohydrates: 24.0 Sugar: 4.4 Sodium: 266.9 Fiber: 2.2 Protein: 10.2 Cholesterol: 7.9
For more healthy and comforting recipes, check out:
Comfort Turkey/Chicken Soup For The Soul
Egg and Vegetable Pasta Bake
Healthy and Easy Crockpot Lentil Soup
Chicken Gnocchi Soup
Italian Sausage Rigatoni
Butternut Squash Mac N Cheese

Recipe by: Sarah Koszyk, MA, RDN
Photos and Video by: Alison Hoffman, BS, Dietetic Student

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6 Comments

  1. Phil June 13, 2014 at 12:28 pm - Reply

    I think this meal will be wonderful and so is my daughter.

    • Sarah Koszyk, RD, MA June 14, 2014 at 4:11 pm - Reply

      Aaahhh! Looking forward to Father’s Day, Dad! Will be awesome!

  2. Phil June 13, 2014 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    I like the best ingredient!

    • Sarah Koszyk, RD, MA June 14, 2014 at 4:11 pm - Reply

      Yum! Yum! Potatoes in my belly!

  3. Susan Barletta November 18, 2020 at 6:09 pm - Reply

    Signed up for the News Letter….cooking tips always welcome.

    • Sarah Koszyk, MA, RDN November 20, 2020 at 8:57 pm - Reply

      Love it! Enjoy your thanksgiving meal! Healthy version too

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