Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Mashed Potatoes and Cauliflower

I love potatoes!  All forms of potatoes!  Baked, boiled, fried.....mashed!  I think if I had to live on just one food for the rest of my life, I'd probably choose potatoes.  In fact, all four years of high school, I had french fries for lunch almost every day!   

When I started the Slimmer this Summer Weightloss Challenge over the summer (which I failed terribly, but we'll save that for another post), I wanted to incorporate more vegetables to our meals.  I remembered seeing recipes for Cauliflower "Potatoes"  where mashed cauliflower would be served in place of actual potatoes. 

Since cauliflower isn't exactly my favorite veggie, I thought combining it with potatoes might be a good idea. You know what?  It was a great idea!  We both really enjoyed the cauliflower/potato combination.

They're a perfect side dish for Mini Barbecue Meat Loaves, shown in the photo below. 



Mashed Potatoes and Cauliflower

Ingredients: 
  • 1 lb. potatoes, cubed
  • 1 lb. caulflower, chopped
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 Tbs. butter
  • 2 Tbs. sour cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
Directions: 
  • Cook potatoes with cauliflower the same as you would when making mashed potatoes.
  • Drain in colander, then add back to the same pot used to cook them.
  • Add remaining ingredients and mash with an old-fashioned manual masher or electric hand masher. 


I liked this recipe so much, that the last time I prepared them, I made a HUGE pot of these potatoes.  Even after we each ate large portions, we had plenty leftover.  I created two other meals using these leftovers:

I'll be linking this recipe to the following blog carnivals and linky parties: 

2 comments:

Musings by Robert said...

We were watching our weight (sometime back) now we just watch! - - Any way, we tried the mashed cauliflower and it wasn't too bad. I like the idea of mixing potatoes with it. This is a must try as I am the cook at our house! :-)

Family Balance Sheet said...

this dish looked so yummy that I included it in a T-day round up: http://www.familybalancesheet.org/2011/11/30-thanksgiving-meal-ideas-to-feast-on.html

I hope you'll help me spread the word!

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