This perennially popular side dish is often so laden with butter and hot cream that the flavor of the potato gets lost in the mashing. Our rendition derives its velvety texture from butter and skim milk, plus one secret ingredient.

Martha Stewart Living, January 2006

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Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Puree half of the cottage cheese in a blender; set aside. Cover potatoes with water by 1 inch in a medium saucepan. Add a large pinch of salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain.

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  • Transfer potatoes to a large bowl. Add both pureed and whole-curd cottage cheese, pepper, chives, butter, and milk. Season with salt. Mash to desired consistency. Serve garnished with chives.

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Reviews (15)

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01/11/2012
My family loved this!! Everyone raved that this was amazing, that it tasted rich like it was "supposed to be bad for you," but isn't. Their favorite mashed potatoes, and also the healthiest!
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01/05/2009
Copy the recipe and paste it here: http://caloriecount.about.com/cc/recipe_analysis.php Change the salt to 1/4 tsp (unless you want more), delete the word "small-curd" in the cottage cheese line. The website will give you a complete nutritional analysis. Try it!
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01/05/2009
Several persons are asking about when to put in the cottage cheese and how much. #2 on the directions instructs this. I would like the nutritional info also. I can calculate it but it takes a lot of time.
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02/28/2008
If you read the prepackaged ingredients used, nutrients and percentages are on most, add up what you are concerned about, divide by number of people you think the dish will serve, that should give you a close count of nutrients. Low fat cottage cheese is tasty, I use 1% and it is hard to tell the difference, there is also 2% milk fat cottage cheese. If the use of less percent is thinner, I skip the skim milk in the dish prep. Chervil a lot like chives with a hint of a nutty flavor.
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02/22/2008
I agree!! PLEASE Ms. Martha!!! Please give us the complete nutrient breakdown.. (Hope she reads our posts lol)
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02/22/2008
DITTO, bakersfieldmom!!! I'VE BEEN WATCHING MY SODIUM AND SAT. FATS AND CALORIES, BUT MARTHA DOESN'T HELP WITH THOSE OF US WHO ARE TRYING TO DO BETTER. I HOPE SHE OR HER ADVISORS READ OUR COMMENTS . AS FAR AS THE COTTAGE CHEESE, MY THOUGHTS ARE TO ONLY USE HALF OF WHAT THE RECIPE CALLS FOR ANYWAY. SOME BLENDED, SOME NOT AND ADD BOTH TO THE POTATOES. WITH NO SALT ADDED AT ALL AND MORE CHIVES. FOR THE BUTTER, I WILL USE SMART BALANCE . 1TBS .THERE'S ENOUGH FAT IN THE COTTAGE CHEESE.
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02/22/2008
Not sure why these sites give recipes but no breakdown of nutrients, etc. Also they need to re-read the copy before submitting it. Haste makes waste, and in today's society, we who eat and search for recipes NEED the nutrional breakdown. It isn't a want anymore, with all of the problems in the medical world and no one to turn to. When one report says one food is bad for us, and another report says the opposite, all we can do is search for answers. Please, Martha, nutrient info please
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02/22/2008
This recipe looked like it would be worth a try but I don't understand the directions. If I run 1/2 of the cottage cheese in a blender...does it just stay there?Should I refrigerate the other part of it for another time? Should the recipe call for 8 oz. of cottage cheese instead? Guess I won't make this after all.
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02/22/2008
I also puzzled like " pwerley " and add the same comment " It says to puree 1/2 the cottage cheese but doesn't clarify when to add the pureed cheese or the rest of the cottage cheese. Do you add it all at once? " I want to try this recipe but first need clarification.
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02/21/2008
It says to puree 1/2 the cottage cheese but doesn't clarify when to add the pureed cheese or the rest of the cottage cheese. Do you add it all at once?
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02/21/2008
I made this recipe, tripled, for a large potluck and it was delicious and very well received--nothing left over! Great Flavor, IaLee
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02/21/2008
Nutrition information is important, especially when trying to evaluate "lighter" recipes.
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02/21/2008
I would also like the nutritional values. I am diabetic and have to know the calories and carbs.
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02/21/2008
I agree. I need nutritional info on all the recipes. Without, it's very hard for people on special diets, watching their weight, calorie counters, etc to know what exactly they are eating and how much of it. I would LOVE to exchange on here, diabetic and Richard Simmons Food Mover program as so many people use it.
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12/29/2007
Please supply nutrition information for your recipes.
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