Who doesn’t love mashed potatoes?? Who skips out on them because they just aren’t ideal in the weight loss world?? I know I use to but now I know that mixing cauliflower and potato is a GREAT way to get true mashed potato taste and texture, with a healthier, lower calorie spin. Woohoo!
PER SERVING (1/5th of recipe, about 2/3 cup): 82 calories, 1g fat, 168mg sodium, 16g carbs, 3g fiber, 2g sugars, 3g protein
1 large (about 13-oz.) potato
3 cups cauliflower florets
3 tbsp. fat-free half & half
1 tbsp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread
1/4 tsp. salt
pepper and additional salt, to taste
Optional: 1/2 tsp. crushed garlic
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. While waiting for the water to boil, peel and cube the potato.
Once water is boiling, add peeled potato cubes and cauliflower. Wait for the water to return to a boil, and then reduce heat to medium. Cook for 15 – 20 minutes (until potatoes and cauliflower are very tender).
Remove the pot from heat and strain out all of the water. Transfer contents to a large bowl, and add half & half, butter/buttery spread, salt, and (if you like) crushed garlic. Mash it all together with a potato masher, until completely blended. Season to taste with pepper and additional salt. Enjoy!
MAKES 5 SERVINGS
Compare to Home made mashed potatoes with milk and butter added
Serving Size 1 cup: 237 calories, 4.4g fat, 666mg sodium, 35.2g carbs, 3.1 fiber, 3g sugars, 3.9g protein