Normally my kids don’t like regular mashed potatoes (and when I say “regular mashed potatoes”, I’m talkin’ about some yummy, buttery, southern-style, well-seasoned mashed potatoes!). I have tried and tried but it always remains on their dinner plates. I can finally say I no longer have to wonder if it was flavor or texture they disliked about regular mashed potatoes because they absolutely adore CAULIFLOWER-mashed-potatoes!
I don’t know if you’ve ever tried cauliflower mashed potatoes or not, but if you havent… I am SO sorry!! Personally, they have forever changed my view of what we all know & love and call mashed potatoes. In fact, I will go as far as to say cauliflower mashed potatoes kick regular mashed potatoes BUTT! Not only are they way better for you than traditional mashed potatoes, but they taste good naturally! The creamy cauliflower helps to achieve the fluffy consistency we all love! (I think I added only 2 Tbsp butter, a splash of soymilk & some salt & pepper to the entire pot!) You wont believe how simple they are!
~Creamy Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes~
Cut half of a large head of cauliflower into florets and steam about 8 minutes or until soft. Puree in food processor (it should come out to roughly 1 cup). You can also add 1-2 cloves of minced garlic to the cauliflower before you puree, if desired.
I use about 5 large potatoes to one half-head of cauliflower. Peel & cut potatoes into 1″ chunks and boil until soft (12-15 min). Strain the potatoes & then put them back into the pot and mash them right up. Mix in the cauliflower puree, and season with soy butter, salt & pepper! That’s all there is to it!