Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

The next side dish I made for Christmas Eve dinner is Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes with Sage Gravy.

This is a great mashed potatoes recipe to sneak in some vegetables.  It is much healthier than the traditional mashed potatoes, but since it is not all cauliflower and does include some potatoes, it is still very creamy and tastes just like regular mashed potatoes.

This recipe was adapted from Appetite For Reduction by Isa Chandra Moskowitz:

Ingredients:

  • 2 russet potatoes (about 1.5 pounds)
  • 1/2 head cauliflower (about 1 pound or 3 cups)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2-4 tbsp vegetable broth
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Optional: 3 tbsp nutritional yeast (for “cheesy” flavor)
Directions:
  1. Wash and cut potatoes into 3/4 in. pieces.
  2. Wash and cut cauliflower into florets.
  3. Place the potatoes in a large pot and cover with water.  Make sure there is about 4 inches of water on top for when you add the cauliflower.
  4. Bring the potatoes to a boil.  Once boiling, add the cauliflower and lower heat to a simmer.  Let simmer for about 15 minutes, or until the potatoes and cauliflower are tender.
  5. Drain them in a colander and return to the pot.  Use a potato masher to mash them to desired texture.
  6. Add the rest of the ingredients to season, stirring to evenly combine.  Taste and adjust seasonings to taste.
I added Sage Gravy to my Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes, but if you add the optional nutritional yeast to the recipe, you probably won’t need the gravy since there is a ton of nutritional yeast in the gravy which makes it more of a “cheese” sauce than a traditional gravy.Christmas Eve 2012 Dishes:

This recipe makes 4 servings.
Based on just the cauliflower mashed potatoes without the optional nutritional yeast and without the gravy, 1 serving yields approximately 114 calories and 3.5g protein.If you include the optional nutritional yeast, not including the gravy, 1 serving yields approximately 149 calories and 7.5g protein.

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