High Protein Mashed Potatoes

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High Protein Mashed Potatoes

I never thought I would see high protein and mashed potatoes in the same sentence but here they are and they go well together. I found this amazing recipe in 101 Things To Do With Tofu by Donna Kelly and Anne Tegtmeier.

High Protein Mashed Potatoes Follow Me on Pinterest

High Protein Mashed Potatoes

This is a recipe book that I’ve had for years, especially used when I was vegan, but I haven’t utilized in quite some time. I recently pulled it out and was stunned with all the cool recipes that I forgot I had.

High Protein Mashed Potatoes Follow Me on Pinterest

High Protein Mashed Potatoes

Probably just like most of you, I have tons of cookbooks and food magazines. If I don’t regularly go through them then I forget what I have. This recipe is so versatile and practically fits in everyone’s diet plan … diabetic, lower carb, vegetarian, bariatric and even vegan.

High Protein Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 2 large potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 14 ounces tofu, extra-firm, drained and pressed
  • 1-1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp chopped fresh chives (optional)

Instructions

  1. Boil potatoes until fork tender.
  2. Heat oil and garlic in a small saute pan over low heat, stirring frequently until soft and lightly golden.
  3. Drain tofu and place between two plates to press and drain.
  4. Place drained tofu in food processor and puree with garlic and oil mixture.
  5. Drain potatoes.
  6. Mash potatoes with fork or ricer to desired consistency.
  7. Add garlic puree mixture.
  8. Season with salt and pepper and garnish with fresh herbs, if desired.
  9. Makes four servings.

Adapted from 101 Things To Do With Tofu by Donna Kelly & Anne Tegtmeier.

http://foodstoriesblog.com/2012/05/16/high-protein-mashed-potatoes/

Although, this recipe was amazing, it needs a little tweaking for my taste. The first set of tweaks I made did not work out so the recipe above is the actual recipe without my changes. For my version, I used 11 oz of white potatoes, 1/4 cup olive oil, 3 large garlic cloves, 14 ounces of firm tofu, 1-1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp of pepper, 1 tsp of dried italian seasoning and 1 tsp of dried parsley.

Unfortunately, my dish turned out extremely garlicky. I love, love, love garlic but this was just too much. My garlic cloves were pretty big so I used three instead of the five called for. My cloves must have been really large because the dish was too intense for dear hubby, as well. In fact, he moaned all evening about how he couldn’t get the garlic smell out of the house. The dish also seemed a little oily so I will probably back up on the olive oil, next time.

I then thought that maybe these would work out as twice baked potatoes and I was right. Added some cheese and threw these in the oven …

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High Protein Twice Baked Potatoes

High Protein Twice Baked Potatoes Follow Me on Pinterest

High Protein Twice Baked Potatoes

All in all, a pretty good first try for this recipe. It was really good except for the overwhelming garlic so I will definitely be trying this one again.

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  1. Awesome! I have a child who loves mashed potatoes but doesn’t like meat (or many other protein foods). Maybe he would eat this!

  2. I love the twist that you have put. I love garlic too, and I think that definitely puts in the bling bling the otherwise bland sounding recipe needs.
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  3. I just LOVE mashed potatoes and have always felt I had to avoid / limit them, so I can’t wait to try this. Thanks :-)
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  4. I love this idea! I cook a lot with Simply Potatoes and it would be so easy to add some tofu to it!
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  5. This is such a wonderful idea! I love tofu and I love spuds, fantastic combination!

  6. Interesting….hm. Tofu. I’m always conflicted over tofu….
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  7. So interesting! I had no idea you could add tofu to eggs. I’ll have to try it next time I make them.
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  8. That’s a genius idea to combine tofu with mashed potatoes – I bet the texture is wonderful. You must have been using ginormous garlic cloves if 3 cloves made it all too garlicky! (So says the lady that regularly doubles & triples the recommended amount of garlic called for). Genius of you to repurpose it thought into twice baked potatoes.

  9. ah what brilliance!!! I’m definitely going to make this for my family and see if they can tell. we all LOVE tofu!!!

  10. What a great way to adapt potatoes and make them healthier!

    Love the twice-baked ones!
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  11. That sounds awesome!
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  12. So fun to see this post. Donna and I have become good friends. Do you know she and Anne blog at http://www.apronstringsblog.com/.
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  13. Hi my friend, I have nominated you for the One lovely blog award! Stop by my blog to see the rules :) Have a good day!
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  14. YUM! I love the idea of tofu in mashed potatoes! Thanks for sharing. Its a fantastic idea.
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  15. Most people do view mashed potatoes as just a big load of carbs. However, you have really changed that situation by putting tofu in there. We all love mashed potatoes and raising the bar on the nutritional value is a welcome recipe! Thanks for sharing this one.
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