Monday, November 30, 2015

Healthy Homemade Mashed Potatoes

I know you all love it when I post recipes, and one of my readers requested that I reveal how I manage to hide veggies in common meals.

This recipe is a new favorite in our home. When my husband tried these mashed potatoes for the first time, he hardly believed me when I told him I had added cauliflower.

Mashed Potatoes with Cauliflower

  • 1-2 cups cauliflower (cut into 1-inch pieces)* 
  • 4 medium-sized potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces 
  • Butter and milk 
  • Sour cream (optional) 
  • Salt to taste 
  1. Using a steamer basket, steam potatoes on the stove for approximately 10 minutes. Add cauliflower, and steam until potatoes and cauliflower are soft. 
  2.  Transfer cooked potatoes and cauliflower into a mixing bowl, and mash, adding desired amounts of butter, milk, and sour cream. (I came close to purchasing a potato masher but decided that my pastry cutter works well enough.) 
  3. Mash until desired consistency is reached, and add salt to taste.
*I recommend starting with 1 cup of cauliflower and working your way up, based on how well your family enjoys the first batch.
**I use 2-3 Tablespoons of butter and 3-5 Tablespoons of milk, but feel free to use more or less, depending on personal preference.


  1. Anonymous11/30/2015

    Nice thing is that cauliflower is so bland, you can't even taste it in this recipe.

  2. Anonymous11/30/2015

    Thanks for that good idea.

  3. Anonymous12/20/2015

    To make it even healthier, you can substitute low sodium chicken broth or stock for the milk.

    1. Thanks for that idea! :)