With only five ingredients, these cauliflower mashed potatoes make a delicious and healthy side dish that will please both young and old!
This recipe made its first appearance in my home last Thanksgiving.
My husband happened to work that holiday, so I invited my mom over to celebrate with me and the kids.
My mom brought the stuffed turkey, and I made the sides and dessert. Of course for dessert, I made my Honey Pumpkin Pie!
For sides, I wanted to go the more traditional route of mashed potatoes and green beans. I had a garlic mashed potatoes recipe that I had made a few times, but Jade was really averse to it. She claims she doesn't like mashed potatoes.
Given that fact, and my constant, albeit irritating, need to tinker with recipes, I decided to give cauliflower mashed potatoes a go!
These were a huge hit, even with Jade! I told her there was a secret ingredient in them, which had her and Nat giggling and guessing throughout the making of it.
She couldn't believe it when I told her what was in it, and this recipe has been on constant request ever since! No kidding.
This makes a great accompaniment to chicken or fish, and it's one to keep in mind for the upcoming holiday season!
Easy Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
- 4 cups finely chopped cauliflower about one small head
- 1 Tbsp butter or olive oil
- 2 Tbsp plain yogurt Greek or regular both work
- ¼ tsp sea salt plus more to taste
- ¼ tsp black pepper plus more to taste
- Steam the chopped cauliflower until easily pierced with a fork (about 10-12 minutes).
- Take the steamer basket off of the pot and place it onto a tea towel for a minute or so to drain off any excess water.
- Process everything together until combined. Pulse it instead to keep more texture, if you prefer.
- Taste for seasoning and serve!
If you like your faux-tatoes chunky, I suggest using a potato masher.
My girls prefer this with butter, but I like olive oil.
Add in some grated parmesan for a cheesy flavor.
I like to top these with chopped scallions (just the dark green part). I don't really buy chives for anything, so this hack saves a little money in that regard. Some fresh herbs would also be nice!