This recipe is a great way to get your family to painlessly eat more non starchy vegetables like cauliflower. Cauliflower has many touted health benefits. I love cauliflower. It’s one of my favorite vegetables. Unfortunately, it’s not my family’s favorite. I’ve tried slipping mashed cauliflower on the table in place of potatoes, but they weren’t big fans. Undeterred, I decided to try another approach. A friend at work was sharing how her housemate had tricked her husband into eating cauliflower mashed into some potatoes. I decided I had to give it a try.
Since I didn’t have a specific recipe, here’s what I did.
Next, I put the potatoes and cauliflower into my pasta pot that was full of boiling, salted water.
I immediately strained the potatoes and cauliflower and placed them into another flat bottomed pot. I seasoned with a lot of pepper and a pinch of salt.
I served up the mashed cauliflower-potato mixture topped with gravy. No one noticed. No one complained.
We served the cauliflower mashed potatoes with smothered ranch pork chops. It was a delicious combination.
Give cauliflower mashed potatoes a try. You’ll be glad you did.
- 1 head cauliflower
- 8 medium potatoes
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- ½. Cup light sour cream
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Cut large florets off of the head of cauliflower.
- Peel the potatoes and cut into chunks
- Place potatoes and cauliflower into a pan of salted boiling water.
- Allow to cook for about 20 minutes or until a fork can be easily inserted into the flesh of both vegetables.
- Strain water from vegetables. They still be a little wet.
- Place in a bowl suitable for mashing or pureeing.
- Add 2 tablespoons of butter and ½ cup light sour cream to the bowl.
- Blend with a hand blender or mash with a potato masher until they are the desired consistency.