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Zesty Apple Mashed Potatoes

Dairy Farmers of Canada
  • Course Side Dishes
  • Prep. Time 10 mins
  • Cooking Time 30 mins
  • Yields 4 servings

Mashed potatoes are a perennial favourite and this version is sure to liven up your dinner table with the addition of apple and zesty cheese.

  • Course Side Dishes
  • Prep. Time 10 mins
  • Cooking Time 30 mins
  • Yields 4 servings

The natural orange colouring in Cheddar comes from annatto.


4 medium yellow-fleshed or 
oblong baking-style potatoes
1 large tart apple
Salt, to taste
3/4 cup (180 mL) Milk, heated
1 tbsp (15 mL) Dijon mustard
1 cup (250 mL) Canadian Swiss or 
Canadian Old Cheddar, shredded
1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper


Peel potatoes and cut into quarters. In a pot, cover potatoes with cold water and bring to boil over high heat. Meanwhile, peel apple and cut into quarters. Cut out stem and core.

Season boiling water with salt and stir in apple. Reduce heat and simmer for about 20 min or until potatoes are fork tender. Drain; return pot to low heat for 1 min to dry, shaking pan.

Remove pot from heat. Mash potatoes and apple while gradually adding warmed milk and mustard. Mash in 3/4 cup (180 mL) of the cheese, 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt or to taste and pepper until blended.

Transfer to a serving bowl and sprinkle with remaining cheese.


Choosing the right potato makes a big difference in mashed potatoes. The waxier-type new potatoes have a gluey texture when mashed. The Yukon Gold is a good variety.

Choose a tart apple that gets soft when cooked. McIntosh, Cortland and Spartan varieties are good choices.

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The natural orange colouring in Cheddar comes from annatto.


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The natural orange colouring in Cheddar comes from annatto.

Nutritional Info

Per serving
Energy: 350 Calories
Protein: 14 g
Carbohydrate: 57 g
Fat: 8 g
Fibre: 4.8 g
Sodium: 165 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

Nutrient % DV*
Calcium: 28 % / 303 mg
Vitamin B12: 55 %
Vitamin B6: 51 %
Phosphorus: 31 %
Magnesium: 31 %

*percentage of daily value

*Note: The daily value (DV) is established by Health Canada and corresponds to the daily quantity recommended for each nutrient. The percentage of the daily value (% DV) indicates the proportion of the nutrient provided by a serving of the recipe, in comparison with the quantity recommended.

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