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Smooth and Creamy Mashed Cauliflower and Potatoes

If you aren’t ready to take the leap from potatoes to cauliflower, try an in-between recipe: mashed cauliflower and potatoes.

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The first time I heard people talk about switching out mashed cauliflower for mashed potatoes, I was not ok with that. Mashed potatoes were my favorite growing up. I would get home from school and make a bag of instant potatoes for my snack.

Then, a couple of years ago, I decided to try mashed cauliflower. It was surprisingly really good! I was shocked at how closely it tasted to real mashed potatoes.

But, I know some people may not be ready to completely make the switch. For those people, making mashed cauliflower and potatoes is a great option. This combines a bit of both. It’s a transition recipe.

Even though you are mixing two types of food, it still comes out creamy and smooth, like a regular batch of mashed potatoes. You can top these any way you would a regular serving of mashed potatoes.

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 lb cauliflower florets
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp parsley

Preparation

Place the potatoes and cauliflower in a medium saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil then reduce to medium and simmer until tender, about 15-18 minutes.

Drain the potatoes and cauliflower and add to a medium mixing bowl. Mash the potatoes and cauliflower with a potato masher.

Add the butter and mash until it’s melted and mixed in. Stir in the salt and pepper. Transfer to a large serving bowl (if desired) and sprinkle with parsley.

Mashed cauliflower and potatoes with a pat of butter and parsley in a round white bowl next to a wooden spoon with a white towel behind all on a wooden surface (vertical)

Leftovers

Store leftover mashed cauliflower and potatoes the same way you would a regular batch. They can go in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. To reheat, I like to put them in a saucepan over medium heat. I add about a tablespoon of either milk or butter to help soften them. Stir often so they don’t burn. It takes about 5-10 minutes for the mashed cauliflower and potatoes to heat through.

Recipe

Originally Published On: September 27, 2021

Mashed cauliflower and potatoes with a pat of butter and parsley in a round white bowl next to a wooden spoon with a white towel behind all on a wooden surface (with title overlay))

Smooth and Creamy Mashed Cauliflower and Potatoes

If you aren't ready to take the leap from potatoes to cauliflower, try an in-between recipe: mashed cauliflower and potatoes.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course:
Side Dish
Cuisine:
American
Diet
Gluten Free
Keyword:
cauliflower
|
potatoes
Dietary Needs:
Egg-Free
|
Gluten-Free
Cooking Method:
One-Pan Meals
Servings: 9
5 from 6 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Yukon gold potatoes (peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces)
  • 1 lb cauliflower florets
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp parsley

Instructions

  • Place the potatoes and cauliflower in a medium saucepan and cover with cold water
  • Bring to a boil then reduce to medium and simmer until tender, about 15-18 minutes
  • Drain the potatoes and cauliflower and add to a medium mixing bowl
  • Mash the potatoes and cauliflower with a potato masher
  • Add the butter and mash until it’s melted and mixed in
  • Stir in the salt and pepper
  • Transfer to a large serving bowl (if desired) and sprinkle with parsley
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Nutrition Facts
Smooth and Creamy Mashed Cauliflower and Potatoes
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cups)
Calories 74 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 299mg12%
Potassium 368mg11%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 117IU2%
Vitamin C 35mg42%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

19 thoughts on “Smooth and Creamy Mashed Cauliflower and Potatoes”

  1. I like the sound of mashed cauliflower and potatoes – I love both so it would be a winner for me! We eat a lot of mashed potato so I will give it a try mixed with cauliflower next time.

  2. Oh! What a fantastic way to hide vegetables! My little one loves mash potatoes but she going through a phase where she does everything to avoid veggies that before she would happily enjoy. I will be doing this very soon!

  3. 5 stars
    That’s such a great idea. I must try this on my husband. He says he doesn’t like cauliflower but I bet he wouldn’t even notice.

  4. You know what I don’t usually like cauliflower but this may well be the way to get me to eat it, mixing it in with potatoes and making it super smooth x

  5. OOh this looks delicious and easy to make and an easy way to add an extra vegetable into the mash – in fact I made mash potatoes tonight but wouldn’t have thought to put cauliflower in it as well and I love cauliflower so deffo going to try this

    Laura x

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