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Creamy Garlic Mashed Cauliflower and Potatoes

This is a great way to introduce cauliflower to a non-cauliflower eater. The potatoes add creaminess to the cauliflower. Once your eaters have "graduated," you can try using 100% cauliflower.
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 177 kcal


  • 1/2 cup water chicken or vegetable stock can be used for more flavor
  • 1 small head cauliflower or 1/2 large head, core removed
  • 3 medium potatoes peeled
  • 3 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted organic butter
  • 2 tablespoons low-fat plain yogurt
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • minced chives for garnish


Instant Pot Instructions

  1. Cut cauliflower head into quarters.

  2. Pour water or broth into Instant Pot. Place trivet in pot. Place potatoes, cauliflower and garlic on top of trivet. Seal pot and cook at high pressure for 4 minutes. Let pressure naturally release 10-15 minutes, then release remaining pressure.

  3. Place cauliflower in food processor and process until smooth, scraping down the sides with a spatula.

  4. Remove trivet from Instant Pot, leaving broth, garlic and potatoes in pot. Mash until smooth (leave a few chunks if you like some texture).  Add pureed cauliflower, butter and yogurt to pot. Mix until blended. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Garnish with chives.

Stove Top Instructions

  1. Cut cauliflower into florets. Cut potatoes into 1" slices.

  2. Add enough water to a large pot to just cover the potatoes. Bring to a boil. Add potatoes. Place steamer basket over potatoes; place cauliflower and garlic on top. Cover and steam cauliflower for 10 minutes (it should be tender); remove. Cover pot and continue to cook potatoes until tender, about another 10 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, place cauliflower ad garlic in food processor and process until smooth, scraping down the sides with a spatula.

  4. When potatoes are tender, drain and mash potatoes until smooth. Add pureed cauliflower, stock, butter and yogurt. Beat until blended. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with chives.

Recipe Notes

Depending on the size of the cauliflower head and the potatoes, you may need more or less chicken stock to achieve the desired consistency.

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Garlic Mashed Cauliflower and Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 177 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 91mg4%
Potassium 815mg23%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 175IU4%
Vitamin C 27.3mg33%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.