Creamy Mashed Cauliflower and Potatoes

You're going to love this blend of creamy mashed cauliflower and potatoes. You don't even taste the cauliflower, but get all of the nutrition along with the creamy goodness of mashed potatoes. This is a great way to sneak some veggies into a favorite side dish.

So my husband was getting ready to go out of town this week, and I’ve been making some crazy dishes lately for my regular internet posts. I love them all, but he’s a regular meal rotation kind of guy that loves his meat and potatoes. I thought I’d surprise him the night before he left with his favorite meal to leave him with some good thoughts of us. Just wait until he finds out that I’m making him BBQ pork ribs for the night he returns!


I’ve been trying to incorporate more yummy vegetables into our meals in unusual ways so that my picky eaters (my husband and toddler) will get more vegetables into their diets. Just serving green beans on the side doesn’t cut it. I make a fantastic Vegetable Meatloaf and Veggie Meatballs that they love, because it’s meat. However, I’ve been trying to be a bit more creative. This seemed like the perfect opportunity!

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When cooked and mashed together, you’d never guess that there is a whole head of cauliflower mixed into these delicious mashed potatoes. Honestly, you don’t even need the potatoes to make this great “mashed potato” dish, but they have their own nutritional value as well, and they’re super cheap to make for my family. And then with the pot roast gravy on top, these mashed potatoes can’t be beat. You’re going to love this! For dessert, I served pumpkin pie. Yum! But what better way to get even more vegetables into the meal is there than to serve it as dessert! (I know that pumpkin is technically a fruit, but in this house it’s a vegetable.)

Stay tuned to find out how to get yummy vegetables into all of your dishes without compromising on taste. In the meantime, let me show you how I made them.

You're going to love this blend of creamy mashed cauliflower and potatoes. You don't even taste the cauliflower, but get all of the nutrition along with the creamy goodness of mashed potatoes. This is a great way to sneak some veggies into a favorite side dish. You're going to love this blend of creamy mashed cauliflower and potatoes. You don't even taste the cauliflower, but get all of the nutrition along with the creamy goodness of mashed potatoes. This is a great way to sneak some veggies into a favorite side dish.
I used my Instant Pot for this recipe. So, start by washing and chopping your potatoes and toss them in the pot.
You're going to love this blend of creamy mashed cauliflower and potatoes. You don't even taste the cauliflower, but get all of the nutrition along with the creamy goodness of mashed potatoes. This is a great way to sneak some veggies into a favorite side dish. You're going to love this blend of creamy mashed cauliflower and potatoes. You don't even taste the cauliflower, but get all of the nutrition along with the creamy goodness of mashed potatoes. This is a great way to sneak some veggies into a favorite side dish.
Then chop your cauliflower and toss them in too.
You're going to love this blend of creamy mashed cauliflower and potatoes. You don't even taste the cauliflower, but get all of the nutrition along with the creamy goodness of mashed potatoes. This is a great way to sneak some veggies into a favorite side dish. You're going to love this blend of creamy mashed cauliflower and potatoes. You don't even taste the cauliflower, but get all of the nutrition along with the creamy goodness of mashed potatoes. This is a great way to sneak some veggies into a favorite side dish.
Next, I added my milk , minced garlic, and salt. I closed and locked the lid and set it to cook for 10 minutes, which means 20 to heat up, 10 to cook, and 10 minutes to cool down before I quick released it.
You're going to love this blend of creamy mashed cauliflower and potatoes. You don't even taste the cauliflower, but get all of the nutrition along with the creamy goodness of mashed potatoes. This is a great way to sneak some veggies into a favorite side dish. You're going to love this blend of creamy mashed cauliflower and potatoes. You don't even taste the cauliflower, but get all of the nutrition along with the creamy goodness of mashed potatoes. This is a great way to sneak some veggies into a favorite side dish.
When they were finished, I added my butter and blended them all up with my hand mixer.
You're going to love this blend of creamy mashed cauliflower and potatoes. You don't even taste the cauliflower, but get all of the nutrition along with the creamy goodness of mashed potatoes. This is a great way to sneak some veggies into a favorite side dish.
Yum! Now it’s your turn to give them a try. If you don’t have an Instant Pot, you can simply boil the potatoes and cauliflower together until soft, drain them, add in the rest of your ingredients, and blend.
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Ingredients

  • 6 small potatoes
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons pink Himalayan salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, grass-fed preferred

Instructions

  1. I used my Instant Pot for this recipe because it’s so quick and easy, and that’s what I need around here. You could always boil the potatoes and cauliflower instead, drain it, and mix in all of the other ingredients.
  2. I started by washing and chopping my potatoes and adding them to my Instant Pot. Then I chopped and added in my cauliflower.
  3. Next I dumped in the milk, garlic and salt and locked the lid closed.
  4. I set the Instant Pot for 10 minutes, let it naturally release for 10 minutes when done and then released the rest of the pressure myself manually.
  5. I waited and added in the butter at the end and used my hand mixer to blend them all together smooth.
  6. We served ours with my Crockpot Pot Roast and gravy.
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 103
Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value *
Fat 3 g 5%
Saturated fat 2 g 10%
Carbohydrates 14 g 5%
Sugar 2 g
Fiber 3 g 12%
Protein 8 g 16%
Cholesterol 7 mg 2%
Sodium 140 mg 6%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
You're going to love this blend of creamy mashed cauliflower and potatoes. You don't even taste the cauliflower, but get all of the nutrition along with the creamy goodness of mashed potatoes. This is a great way to sneak some veggies into a favorite side dish.

I made this dish with my Homemade Crockpot Pot Roast recipe that I cooked on low all day long. It made it’s own gravy that I poured on top on my potatoes and cauliflower. My family still doesn’t know that I snuck cauliflower into their potatoes. haha Pot Roast and mashed potatoes is my husband’s favorite dish and he was going out of town all week. I wanted to make him something special before he left.

We leave our potato skins on, though we wash them really well, because they contain a great deal of nutrients on their own, just like carrot skins. Most people peel them off and then miss all of the wonderful nutrients they contain. To each his own I guess. We don’t really notice them in the mixture once they are all blended up, just like my family didn’t notice the cauliflower.

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I also made this dish in my Instant Pot. Just about everything cooks in there for 20-30 minutes. It’s so handy for cooking just about everything quickly and it takes very little effort from me. I love it! You can find your own here for a great price. But no worries. Even if you don’t have an Instant Pot, this dish is super easy to make. Just boil the potatoes and cauliflower in a pot together until soft, drain, add all other ingredients, and blend.

The only thing that could have made this meal better would have been some homemade whole wheat rolls. I just ran out of time. For some other great ways to add vegetables to your dishes, check out my recipes for Brown Sugar Meatloaf and Homemade Veggie Meatballs.

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