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RECIPE: HEHP Cheesy Mashed Potato

This recipe is super cheesy, so naturally it is super tasty. This is a next level HEHP mashed potato recipe, with the goal to add extra energy and protein with every mouthful. Loaded with Parmesan and cheddar cheese and butter, this HEHP Cheesy Mashed Potato will be an instant hit with the residents!

What makes this recipe High Energy High protein?

This recipe contains some key ingredients that add extra energy and protein, such as full cream milk, milk powder and lots of cheese. Cheese is a real superstar! Did you know that per 100g of cheddar cheese, there is 25 grams of protein?! One quarter, or 25% of cheddar cheese is protein which is phenomenal. All of these natural HEHP food ingredients are great to add into meals, snacks, sauces, sides and desserts where possible to add extra energy and protein, and hopefully reduce weight loss and the risk of malnutrition in aged care.

Oil, butter and potatoes are also great ingredients to add that extra energy. Bonus with butter in mashed potato is helping the mashed potato taste delicious, creamier and richer!

Serving suggestions

Some ideas to pair this mashed potato recipe could be:

  • Roast Beef, Chicken, Lamb or Pork with Roast Vegetables and HEHP Mashed Potato

  • Making the HEHP Mashed Potato as the top of Cottage Pie or Shepherd’s Pie

  • Creating a casserole or stew and serving HEHP Mashed Potato on the side

  • Making the HEHP Mashed Potato as part of the Vegetable Mornay, Fish Mornay or Tuna Mornay

  • Beef Rissoles with HEHP Mashed Potato and vegetables

  • Chicken Parmigiana, coleslaw and serving HEHP Mashed Potato on the side

  • Homemade Beef Pie, Salad and the HEHP Mashed Potato on the side

Aged Care Recipes: HEHP Mashed Potato Serving Suggestions
Serving suggestions for HEHP Cheesy Mashed Potato

RECIPE: HEHP Cheesy Mashed Potato

HEHP Cheesy Mashed Potato for Aged Care Recipes

Serves 50



​Floury potatoes, skin on


​Olive Oil

​1 Tablespoon

​Fine sea salt


​Full Cream Milk


​Butter, diced


​Ground nutmeg

​½ teaspoon

​Parmesan, grated


​Full cream milk powder


​Cheddar Cheese, grated


​Salt & Pepper

For taste


  1. Place potato in a large pot of boiling water with olive oil.

  2. Boil potatoes until softened, for 30-40 minutes.

  3. Drain liquid and let potatoes cool.

  4. Add potatoes to blender with salt and milk.

  5. Blend together, then add 100g butter, nutmeg and 115g Parmesan.

  6. Blend together even further.

  7. Add the remaining butter and parmesan, as well as the milk powder and cheddar cheese.

  8. Return mashed potatoes to pot and cook and stir for another 5-10 minutes.

  9. Add salt and pepper for taste.

  10. Garnish and serve hot.

Note: if you have a stick blender, you can blend directly in the pot.

ALLERGENS: Milk, Dairy

Nutritional Information

Each individual OSCAR recipe has been approved by our qualified Dietitians and includes the IDDSI Texture Modification Suitability index.

HEHP Cheesy Mashed Potato nutritional panel


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