I love me a nice comforting serving of mashed potatoes. This recipes was inspired by the ever so lovely, Mckel Hill over at Nutrition Stripped. I’ve been a fan of hers for awhile. She has tons of great healthy, creative, and inspiring recipes and nutrition tips. You can see the original recipe here.
This recipe kicks your traditional mash up a notch by adding in the high fiber, anti-inflammatory power of cauliflower. I’ve tried cauliflower mash recipes before but by combining both cauliflower and potatoes in this recipes you get that same creamy texture of regular straight up mashed potatoes. It is so good.
Cauliflower is an underrated vegetable in my opinion. I often have clients assuming cauliflower isn’t as healthy as other veggies cause it’s white. That is definitely not the case. It is an anti inflammatory, antioxidant power house containing beta-carotene, quercetin and, despite it’s lack of color, it’s packed with Vitamin C. Who knew? So, what do all those big words mean? Eating it regularly will help keep your health at top notch.
I also love roasting cauliflower. It takes on a rich, almost nutty flavor and pairs well with pretty much any spice. Some of my favorite combos are lemon and parmesan (or nutritional yeast for a vegan substitute), curry powder and sumac or cayenne pepepr for a spicy twist.
I highly recommend the mushroom and herb gravy to go along with these. Recipe can be found here.Print
Cauliflower makes this traditional holiday favorite light and creamy while adding fiber, antioxidants and anti inflammatory properties without sacrificing any of the flavor. You just might never go back!
- 2 medium sized red potatoes (about 3 cups), chopped into 1/8 ths
- 1 medium head of cauliflower (about 4 cups), chopped into bite sized pieces
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup of milk or milk alternative
- 1 tbsp butter, grass fed if possible!
- 2 tbsp chives, thinly sliced *optional
- salt and pepper to taste
- Together, steam the potatoes and cauliflower for 7-10 minutes, until easily pierced with a fork and potatoes are completely cooked ( you can use a steamer, microwave or on the stove top in a medium sized pan with 1/3 cup of water in the bottom and a lid that will allow steam to release).
- Add potato and cauliflower mixture, along with remaining ingredients, to a good blender or food processor and pulse until smooth. A hand blender will also work for this, or if you don’t have any of the above, you can mash and mix with the back of a fork until smooth (will be a bit chunkier than the other methods).
- Season to taste with more salt of pepper if needed. You can also add fresh herbs like dill or rosemary or parmesan cheese or nutritional for a rich cheese flavor.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Side Dishes
- Method: Stove Top, Blended
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: Christmas, Thanksgiving, comfort food remix