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Simple Broccoli MashLove mashed potatoes? You’ll probably love these (I hope!).

I first tried these in Paris, and at first I was TOTALLY weirded out about them, but when I tried them, it was love at first bite. Here’s how the story went… I was in Paris and was asking for some veggies. I was denied “veggies” but was offered this mash (or something like it), so I went with it! And YUM!

So much yum that I recently had these made for my birthday dinner because they’re just so incredibly delicious.

Anyway, you can pretty much mash any vegetable into what looks and feels like a mashed potato, including this broccoli. What I love even more is that if you want to add cheese to make these a little cheesy, you can. I kept them super super simple.

Make this as a side for an upcoming holiday gathering, or for a simple dinner on the sofa- however you please.


Simple Broccoli Mash

This simple broccoli mash is easy to make and can be a great veggie side for any meal, and can also be a great replacement for mashed potatoes. 
Servings: 2
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time15 minutes


  • 1 head broccoli, cut into florets steamed first
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped and mashed
  • 2 tsp olive oil divided
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 dash pepper


  • Wash and chop the broccoli, and peel and chop the garlic.
  • Steam the broccoli until cooked and soft (about 5-7 minutes), set aside.
  • Heat a medium skillet over medium heat and add 1 tsp olive oil- heat for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the chopped garlic and cook until golden brown- about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the broccoli, garlic, olive oil (remaining), salt and pepper to a blender or vitamix (like we did)- and blend until fully mixed (about 1 minute).
  • Add an extra pinch of salt, then serve and enjoy.
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack, vegetables
Cuisine: dairy free, gluten free, vegan
Keyword: allergy friendly, Gluten Free, healthy swap, Plant-Based, vegan, vegetable side, vegetarian

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