Healthy Living Cheesy Smashed Potatoes Recipe -
Healthy Living Cheesy Smashed Potatoes Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Healthy Living Cheesy Smashed Potatoes

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"The addition of cauliflower and reduced-fat Cheddar cheese to these fluffy mashed potatoes keeps them light without compromising the delicious flavor."

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  • PREP

    10 mins

    40 mins


  1. Cook potatoes and cauliflower in boiling water in large saucepan 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender; drain. Return to pan.
  2. Add sour cream; mash until vegetable mixture is fluffy.
  3. Stir in cheese.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 18, 2011

Made this withh just a few minor changes. I left a little bit of the cooking liquid with the potatoes and veggies, which made for a nicer texture. I used less potatoes and more cauliflower, did not make it taste less like mashed potatoes. It was a bit bland for my taste so I added salt, pepper and a bit of garlic. Overall pretty good. Does not taste low fat and it is probably an easy way to sneak some cauliflower in without your kids noticing it. Prep time is super fast and 40 minutes is a very generous estimate. Once the veggies are boiled it takes all but five minutes to mash everything together. For those who have never made mashed potatoes before: you must mash them by hand, please don't use a blender or you'll end up with a pretty untasty, glue like mush.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 22, 2011

No one liked this recipe at all.


18 Ratings

Apr 11, 2011

I modified this version slightly. My husband is against eating potatoes (b/c of the carbs) so I've been using turnips instead. They are less than half the carbs yet the texture still resembles potatoes. The taste is just a little sweeter. So I thought I'd substitute them for potatoes in this recipe and it turned out wonderful! Along with everyone else, I added some kosher salt and ground pepper for flavor! I will def be adding this to my saved items and making it again!

Aug 31, 2011

I cooked the potatoes and cauliflower in organic chicken broth for added flavor. As I mashed them, I added fresh ground pepper and some sauteed garlic and onion. Really good. Even my cauliflower hating husband and potato hating youngest liked these. Excellent with meat loaf.

Mar 07, 2011

This is great! I, like other reviewers, used more cauliflower than potatoes. I also omitted the sour cream and subbed it with some milk to make it lower in fat. Definitely needs some salt and pepper though.

Aug 19, 2011

More cauliflower and more sour cream...Definitely needs salt/garlic/flavor but tastes like the real thing. Like others, I don't throw in the cheese.

Feb 22, 2011

We really liked this recipe. I've made it twice and left it basically the same both time (doubled it the second time). I tend to add garlic & some random italian spices for added flavor. But it was surprising really good and I loved the texture. I could eat this in place of mashed potatoes on thanksgiving!

Jun 04, 2011

I like this recipe with more cauliflower as others have suggested. I will next time steam the veggies or for sure drain the califlower in a collander to get as much moisture out as I think the end product is a little watery. Thanks for the recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 70 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.5 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 2.1 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 16 mg
  • < 1%

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

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