Friday, September 23, 2011

Broccoli Puree with Pork

Who doesn't need a new side dish?

Who doesn't love a potato?

Who doesn't need to find a new way to sneak broccoli into more meals?

If you answered "me!" to any of these questions, this recipe is for you!

Honestly this recipe takes such little time to prepare and it is the perfect accompaniment to grilled pork tenderloin...a staple in this house.  The Yukon potatoes make it creamy and the broccoli adds great texture.  I do love the touch of tang from the cheddar.  Also, smashing everything together is the perfect kitchen activity after what might have been a stressful day.

Broccoli Puree

1 bunch of broccoli, trimmed of stems
3 medium Yukon potatoes, washed and cut into 1" pieces
1/2 tsp of salt
1 TBS of butter
1/4 cup of skim milk
2 oz of sharp cheddar cheese, crumbled
1/2 tsp of black pepper

Place the potatoes in a medium saucepan and cover with cold water.  Stir in the salt and cover.  Place the pan over medium high heat.  Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer.  Cook until the potatoes are fork tender.  Drain and return the potatoes to the hot pan.  Steam the broccoli until soft but still bright green.
Add the broccoli to the potatoes.  Start to smash (this is the fun part).  Add in the butter, milk, cheese, and pepper.  Continue to smash until everything is well incorporated.  Season to taste.  Serve with grilled pork or your family's favorite.  Enjyo!


  1. This recipe could not have come at a better time. I just bought a lot of broccoli at the farm and needed a new way to use it. Thanks!

  2. i'm loving the sound of broccoli puree, this looks awesome!


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