Kohlrabi Mash with Mushrooms and Cheese

I know what you’re thinking: “What does a food blog have to do with Star Trek?” or maybe, “Food blogging is clearly not conducive to mental health.”

Well, dear readers, food blogging and Star Trek are not so different as you might think.

The show’s slogan was “To boldly go where no man has gone before.” The food blogger’s slogan is “To boldly cook foods never cooked before or in ways never tried before.”

Enter kohlrabi, a member of the brassica family which includes cabbage, kale, and broccoli.

Needless to say, it is full of good nutrients. Needless to say, I had never had the nerve to buy and cook kohlrabi before.

But now I am a weight-loss food blogger who places an emphasis on a high level of vegetable consumption. I have an obligation to buy vegetables I’ve always avoided. Boldly, I bought two tubers and, after studying recipes, boldly merged some ideas together.

Voilà—Kohlrabi Mash!

Now, as you can see, this dish wouldn’t win any beauty prizes, but it’s a winner in other ways.

It’s good to the palate, easy on the diet, a cinch to make, and chockful of vitamins and minerals.

So…boldly go! 

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Makes 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 kohlrabi tubers, peeled and cubed
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • ½ yellow onion (¼-½ cup) chopped
  • ½ cup mushrooms
  • ½ tsp. minced garlic
  • ¼ cup sheep romano, grated
  • Salt, to taste

Directions

  1. In a medium pan, boil kohlrabi until tender, 20-25 minutes.
  2. In a skillet, sauté onions, mushrooms, and garlic in chicken broth until tender, about 5 minutes. (Or you could cook these items in a microwave.)
  3. Put cooked onions, mushrooms, and garlic in a blender and mix until chopped into small pieces.
  4. Mash kohlrabi with onion-mushroom-garlic mixture. (Mixture will have chunks in it.)
  5. Mix in cheese.
  6. Add salt to taste.
  7. Put mixture into a dish and microwave for 2-3 minutes until cheese is melted.

For Weight Watchers: 1 point per serving on the PointsPlus plan.

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