Mashed Potatoes, a Lighter Alternative

All this week, i’ll be re-posting some of my favorite recipes from An Austin Homestead. First off, one of my all time favorite side dishes, mashed “potatoes!”

I love mashed potatoes, but don’t love the heavy calories with dinner, SO i mix it up by integrating calorie light cauliflower and probiotic yogurt:

Mashed Caulitoes (or Potaflowers?)

To serve 2, double for a larger family side dish.

  • 2-3 smallish/medium potatoes, preferably “purple majesty”
  • 1/2 head of cauliflower
  • Water to boil
  • 1 egg (optional)
  • Several spoonfulls yogurt
  • Optional butter/ oil/
  • crushed garlic
  • optional herbs – i love rosemary

Place the cauliflower in enough water to cover and bring to a boil. Add the potatoes and boil/steam until tender, about 10-15 mintues. Pour out the water, add one egg, the garlic and some salt (plus optional rosemary) and whip with a hand mixer, stand mixer, or mash with a potato masher. Add a few spoonfuls of yogurt and the optional pat of butter/oil until the potatoes feel creamy, but not wet.  As decadent as mashed potatoes,  with fewer carbs due to the cauliflower. The purple is just fun, don’t you think?

This is my “famous side dish” for Thanksgiving type get togethers, and it’s really easy. Do you have a “famous” dish you’re known for?

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