Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes have the taste and texture of regular mashed potatoes but about HALF the calories! You won’t even be able to taste a difference!
Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes are simply cauliflower added to regular mashed potatoes using a 1:1 ratio. The taste and texture of traditional mashed potatoes remains the same, but the calorie count is half that of a regular serving of mashed potatoes. Cauliflower also adds additional fiber and anti-oxidants to this delicious side dish. I’ve been hearing about Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes for a while, but until now I have never dared to try them. I am SO SAD I waited so long!
A Low-Calorie Side Dish for Thanksgiving Dinner
We had a bunch of family over to try all of our low-calorie Thanksgiving recipes. No one could even tell that there was anything different about these potatoes! Everyone kept saying, “There is cauliflower in these?? I can’t even taste it!” Even the teenagers and younger kids gobbled these up without knowing there was cauliflower in it. Seriously, this is the WAY TO GO every time! You won’t feel guilty putting a little extra gravy on your potatoes knowing that they are almost half the calories of regular mashed potatoes.
This is a great way to cut down on those Thanksgiving calories without sacrificing taste. This is yet another recipe from the executive chef at Fitness Ridge, Chef Sam (all of his recipes are so stinkin’ good)!
Make the Rest of Thanksgiving Dinner Special
For some, the mashed potatoes are the most important part of Thanksgiving dinner. Other people put more value on the rolls, or the bird in the spotlight of the meal. Whatever you’re focusing on this Thanksgiving, if you want to decrease the calories — but not the flavor — of the entire meal, check out our Low Calorie Thanksgiving Dinner plan. Or if you’d prefer to stick with the full calorie version (no judgement here) you will love this Thanksgiving Stuffing with Bacon. Mmmm… bacon… You can also whip up a traditional Waldorf Salad to serve on the side. Your guests will love it all!
Caught Up With Cauliflower
If you love the idea of making cauliflower a staple in your food plan, check out these options.
- Creamy Broccoli Cauliflower Soup is rich, creamy, cheesy and delicious!
- Curried Cauliflower and Potatoes brings an Indian spice curry flavor to this delicious vegetable.
- Cheesy Cauliflower Side Dish will complement so many different meals!
How to Make Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
- Steam or boil potatoes and cauliflower until soft. Strain water if necessary.
- Add all ingredients to a mixer and mix until you have a smooth potato consistency.
- Season with salt and pepper.