The cheater's healthy potatoes: mashed cauliflower

Source: Chef it Up

You know me. I encourage healthy eating by lying and cheating.

Last week I was at it again. I presented my beautiful, unknowing children with a colossal lie. I told them the pureed cauliflower I'd set before them was mashed potatoes. As they licked their lips I urged them to try this delicious dish, which I'd seasoned with a dash of red potatoes, just to ensure the look and consistency was kid-friendly.

Guess what? They devoured it.

This side is creamy, full of flavor, and a sure crowd pleaser. I'm sharing my recipe, just in case you want to get your hands dirty, too:

Mashed Cauliflower

  1. 1 large head of cauliflower
  2. 4 small red potatoes
  3. 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  4. 1/4 cup olive oil
  5. salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Cut a large cauliflower head in quarters
  2. Wash 4 small red potatoes 
  3. Peel 2 large garlic cloves
  4. Put cauliflower, cloves and potatoes in saucepan. Add 2 cups of stock and boil until tender, about 10-15 minutes
  5. Spoon out half of cauliflower and half of potatoes and put in food processor. Add half of liquid and 1/4 cup olive oil
  6. Puree
  7. Add remaining ingredients and puree
  8. Add sea salt to taste 

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