Mashed Broccoli with Ricotta, Parmesan & Garlic boil broccoli until very tender. heat 1T evoo, 1T butter, onion, garlic, s&p, 1 cup broth in a skillet. add broccoli and sauté for a few minutes. add 1 cup ricotta or cottage cheese. puree in food processor. add more s&p if needed.