Not Just Mashed Potatoes…

30 Nov

I made the mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving dinner this year.  I wanted to try to make them healthier.  Here is a recipe that is only half potatoes and butterless.  You would never know that the butter was missing and that they were full of cauliflower! I used half potatoes and half cauliflower to lower the calories.

Not Just Mashed Potatoes

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Cook you potatoes and defrost your cauliflower.

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Add the yogurt and cheese.

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Blend until smooth.


Very smooth and fluffy!


Don’t drop the food processor on the floor,


Or you will find your dog with potatoes on his chin 15 minutes later.

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Add your chives and mix.

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Garnish and Enjoy!

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Not Just Mashed Potatoes

Inspired by Rachael Ray

Serves 12-16

  1. Cook you mashed potatoes in the microwave as directed.
  2. Defrost the cauliflower and drain the excess water.
  3. Add the potatoes, cauliflower, and yogurt in your mixing bowl.  Using a hand mixer, mix until all of the potatoes are mashed.
  4. Add the cheese and continue to mix.  Add just enough milk to make the potatoes have the consistency that you like.
  5. The cauliflower doesn’t mash as well as the potatoes.  Add the mixture to a food processor, small amounts at a time, and blend until smooth.
  6. Once everything has been through the food processor, mix in your chives.  Leave a few to garnish on top.

The other recipes I made on Thanksgiving can be found here:

I hope you enjoy this lighter version of your everyday mashed potatoes!


2 Responses to “Not Just Mashed Potatoes…”

  1. Melissa November 30, 2010 at 11:35 pm #

    I can attest to the fact that these dishes tasted as good as they look. We were lucky enough to get to eat them on Thanksgiving. It’s wonderful having such a good cook in the family! Crosby’s picture made me laugh. I’m glad he had something to be thankful for on Thanksgiving, too!

    • Sheena December 2, 2010 at 10:05 pm #

      Yes, he definitely loved the potatoes. He also enjoyed a few bites of leftovers on Monday!

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