Perfect Mashed Potatoes Recipe for Cancer and Chemotherapy

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Perfect Mashed Potatoes Recipe for Cancer and Chemotherapy

Ease of Preparation: Easy Recipe

Dish Descriptions:
These mashed potatoes are exactly as advertised. They are perfect. Not too heavy. Not too light. Perfectly savory.

Tasting Guidelines:
This recipe should taste savory.
The weight of this recipe is medium but can be balanced with salt.
The texture of this recipe is soft.
This recipe is good for people with low to severe treatment side effects.
This recipe gives an emotional response of a good home cooked meal.
This recipe is best categorized as classic American.

Food Ingredients:
2 1/2 lbs. Yukon gold potatoes
1/2 c. cream
2 tbsp. parmesan cheese
1/2 stick unsalted butter
1/2 c. sour cream

Flavor Balancers:
kosher salt to taste
black pepper to taste

Recipe Directions:
Chunk up potatoes into small pieces, leaving the skin on. Boil on high for 35–45 minutes or until tender. Strain water from potatoes, and place potatoes back in pot. Add remaining ingredients. Mash by hand or by a hand mixer to desired consistency.

Chef Recipe Tips:
If potatoes are too thin, add cornstarch and heat on medium heat until thickened. If potatoes are too thick, add more cream or milk. Salt and pepper to taste.


Cooking for Chemo focuses on teaching you how to make your food taste good again during cancer and chemotherapy treatments. The flavor and cooking techniques contained within our easy to make recipes will help improve your quality of life as you go through cancer and chemotherapy treatments. Our cooking and flavor techniques can be integrated with any diet regimine. All of our recipes can be made with organic ingredients if you choose. Our holistic approach to cooking will help you not only be able to eat but to also enjoy the taste of your food again during and after cancer and chemotherapy treatments. We have many healthy recipes, crockpot recipes, chicken recipes, dinner recipes, shrimp recipes, pasta recipes, soup recipes, vegan recipes, salad recipes, vegetarian recipes, breakfast recipes, and even a great chili recipe. Talk with your oncologist and dietitian to come up with a quality nutrition plan. This site is not to be taken as or used instead of professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor, oncologist, and dietitian before starting any new diet.

This recipe is taken from Cooking for Chemo …and After! By Chef Ryan Callahan -The Cancer Chef. For more cooking for chemotherapy recipes like this, you can pick up a copy on Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Have specific questions? Email us at cookingforchemo@gmail.com

About the Author:

Chef Ryan Callahan is a classically trained chef with fifteen years of culinary experience. He is also the author of "Cooking for Chemo ...and After!" Chef Ryan acted as his mother's primary caregiver while she herself went through chemotherapy treatments.