Thursday, November 11, 2010

Skinny Mashed Potatoes

 Mashed potatoes are a classic American side dish, but I always shy away from them because the generally have so much butter and cream added to make them "good." I have made some in the past that I thought turned out ok, but they weren't really "blog-worthy." Now I am happy to say that I have found the recipe that I will be making from now on! They don't have to be unhealthy to taste good!
  Skinny Mashed Potatoes (Serves 4)
  • 1 lb red potatoes, diced
  • 8 oz cauliflower
  • 1/4 cup milk 
  • 1/4 reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1 oz reduced fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt (use less if using regular table salt) 
  • chives (optional) 
  1. Steam potatoes and cauliflower until fork tender.
  2. Heat milk, chicken broth, and reduced fat cream cheese in a microwave-safe bowl for about 30 seconds.
  3. Add potatoes, cauliflower, salt, and pepper to the bowl.
  4. Mash all ingredients together until desired consistency is reached. (Don't use a food processor or hand blender unless you want them to be like glue... learned that one the hard way!)
  5. Top with chives and serve!
Approx nutrition facts per serving:
Calories: 115
Fat: 0.5 g
Carbs: 23g
Protein: 5g


  1. I'm ready for this meal again

  2. Love the mix of cauliflower and potatoes! I often just do cauliflower puree with cream cheese or goat cheese (whatever I have around).

  3. Cara-
    I will have to try the all cauliflower puree- sounds good, especially with goat cheese! Also, I made your fraPROccino yesterday and loved it!

  4. can I come eat at your house for dinner?