Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

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I love eating mashed potatoes as much as anyone.  They are a perfect side dish to just about any meal.  However, sometimes mashed potatoes can be…well…a little heavy.  This recipe is a terrific, lighter alternative to the traditional mashed potatoes.  The major ingredient is cauliflower, but no one would even know just by looking at this.  I like my mashed potatoes to still have some texture to it, as opposed to being whipped/pureed.  You can add more milk and butter if you want a creamier version.

Here’s what you will need to serve 4…

Recipe

1 cauliflower head, cut into pieces

3 potatoes, yukon gold or idaho, peeled & cut into medium chunks

1/4 cup  – 1/2 cup nonfat milk, warm (use more if you want it to be more creamy)

1-2 tablespoon butter

fresh parsley, chopped

salt & pepper

Method

Steam cauliflower for about 15 minutes, until tender.  In a medium sized pot, bring potatoes to a boil.  Boil for about 10 minutes, or until soft.  Drain potatoes and return them to the pot.  Mash potatoes and cauliflower together.  Add milk and butter and continue mashing until it reaches your desired consistency.  Add salt & pepper to taste.  Sprinkle in parsley and gently mix to combine.

 

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 cauliflower head, cut into pieces
  • 3 potatoes, yukon gold or idaho, peeled & cut into medium chunks
  • ¼ cup  - ½ cup nonfat milk, warm (use more if you want it to be more creamy)
  • 1-2 tablespoon butter
  • fresh parsley, chopped
  • salt & pepper
Method
  1. Steam cauliflower for about 15 minutes, until tender.  In a medium sized pot, bring potatoes to a boil.  Boil for about 10 minutes, or until soft.  Drain potatoes and return them to the pot.  Mash potatoes and cauliflower together.  Add milk and butter and continue mashing until it reaches your desired consistency.  Add salt & pepper to taste.  Sprinkle in parsley and gently mix to combine.

Comments

  1. says

    Thanks! Made these tonight and turned out great. I added some more spices and didn’t peel the mini potatoes I had on had and still turned out lovely.

  2. says

    I have tried making mashed cauliflower several times but every time I use the steaming method it turns out runny. I found if you coat with olive oil and roast the cauliflower has a great flavor and pulls some of the liquid out giving it a much better texture.

  3. says

    This recipe sounds scrumptious!

    I *love* mashed potatoes, too, but I do agree that they can get a bit “heavy” sometimes…

    Cauliflower sounds like the perfect solution – & I just happen to have some in my fridge right now.

    Yay!

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