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
- 1 lb. potatoes, cubed
- 1 lb. caulflower, chopped
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 Tbs. butter
- 2 Tbs. sour cream
- salt and pepper to taste
- 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:
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! :-)
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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