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Spruced Up Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Spruced Up Mashed Potatoes

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"This recipe includes cauliflower, garlic and a carrot mashed with the potatoes."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes, cauliflower, garlic and carrots. Cook until potatoes are tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain.
  2. Add the milk, butter, salt and pepper. Beat until smooth. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 28, 2007

Loved this! I'm always looking for new ways to gussy up mashed potatoes and this was pure fun. I had to reduce the serving amount so I simply used 2 large potatoes, a large handful of baby carrots, chopped, and a third of a head of cauliflower with 1 large clove of garlic chopped. I also used heavy cream (b/c I had some on hand) or my norm, 2% milk w/ the butter. Just fantastic...thx!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 12, 2004

I thought this recipe was okay...I might make it again, but play with the ingredients. I think it needed a little more flavoring...more garlic? And it makes A LOT of potatoes...more like 15-20 servings.


67 Ratings

Mar 28, 2007

Great flavor, quick and easy to make, and way more convenient than having to time/keep an eye on 3 pans of simmering veggies. I cooked the cauli and carrots in advance, warmed them quickly in the microwave when I was ready to use them, then added them to the hot potato. Couldn't have been easier. Thanks so much, Anne-Marie!

Oct 04, 2003

Picky veggie eaters don't know about the hidden ones in this recipe. Found them coming back for seconds!

Jan 14, 2008

We really loved these Potatoes, but next time I think I'll put some sour cream in them to cream them up a bit. But overall, big hit!

Nov 26, 2007

I thought this recipe was wonderful!!!I served this for Thanksgiving dinner, and now I will make them all the time. I used a food processor for the cauliflower and carrots, and a masher for the potatoes. I also, as someone suggested, added some sauteed onions,and just a little more butter, a little less salt.

Apr 26, 2006

Excellent way to hide the veggies. I didn't think they were strong enough to stand on their own without gravy, so I added some bacon, sauted onions and mushrooms. My 4 year old complained about the carrot pieces, but never noticed the cauliflower. I have decided all of my potatoes from now on will have mashed cauliflower in them.

Feb 05, 2012

I added and mashed carrots amd some chicken base, also, incorporating two recipe ideas. Was wonderful.


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  • Calories
  • 222 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 43 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 3.7 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 6 g
  • 24%
  • Protein
  • 5.8 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 174 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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