When you're looking for something to satisfy your craving for mashed potatoes but don't want all those pesky carbs and calories, make these Cauliflower Sweet Potato Mashers. They're fantastic!
**Please Note - The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making Cauliflower Sweet Potato Mashers is available at the end of this post.
The ingredient list:
- fresh cauliflower, cut into florets
- sweet potatoes
- chicken broth or stock
- salt and pepper
Why this recipe works:
My husband feels the same way about mashed potatoes as I do. He loves them.
The night I first made these cauliflower and sweet potato mashers, he couldn't say enough good things about them. When I asked him if he could or would eat these over regular mashed potatoes his resounding "YES" nearly knocked me off my chair!
With only four simple ingredients, these are a healthy and gluten-free way to eat your veggies and hide them from the kiddos all at the same time.
Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Mashers make you feel like you're indulging in something sinful, but you're not. Unless of course, you eat the entire bowl...not that I'd know anything about that! *wink*
Can these cauliflower sweet potato mashers be made with something other than chicken stock?
- If you'd like to turn this into a completely vegetarian side dish, feel free to use vegetable stock in place of the chicken stock.
- Or, why not go completely off the rails (in a good way of course), add coconut milk and turn them into a tropical delight?!!
- Boy, that sounds good, and now I'm excited to make these again for our next backyard BBQ or luau gathering!!
Can this side dish be made and frozen?
Yes! Just remember to stir it well several times as it reheats as mashed cauliflower does tend to be on the watery side.
Remember earlier when I was talking about all those other mashed potato dishes I'd made? Here are the links to a few of those recipes I know you'll also enjoy...
- CELERY ROOT MASHED POTATOES - pictured below
- MASHED SWEET POTATO DONUTS - pictured below
- PUMPKIN MASHED POTATOES - pictured below
- HOMEMADE CINNAMON ROLLS - pictured below (made with mashed potatoes)
The step-by-step photo instructions:
- Place the cauliflower and sweet potatoes in a large pot of salted water.
- Boil until both the potatoes and cauliflower are fork-tender.
- Add the butter, black pepper, and chicken broth.
- Mash with a potato masher.
- Serve hot and enjoy!
Below is the printable recipe card for today’s Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Cauliflower.
If you’ve enjoyed this recipe and look forward to making it (or have already made it), I’d appreciate it if you’d take a moment to give it some feedback by way of stars near the comment section at the end of this post. Thank you so much!
Cauliflower Sweet Potato Mashers
- 1 head cauliflower cut into florets
- 2 large sweet potatoes peeled and cut into chunks
- 3 tablespoons butter softened
- ½ cup chicken broth vegetable broth may be substituted
- 1 tablespoon coarse salt or to taste
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper or to taste
Place the cauliflower and sweet potatoes in a large pot of salted water. Boil until both the potatoes and cauliflower are fork tender. Drain.
Add the butter, black pepper, and chicken broth. Mash with a potato masher.
Serve hot and enjoy!
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I made this last night and I couldn't believe my kids asked for seconds. It was so good!
Great news! Thanks for letting me know, Sandi!
This is the only way I can get my girls to eat sweet potatoes!
I'm so happy that they like these! Yay!
I'll have you know, Lady, that the other day I made some chili. It turned out a bit spicy. There was about 2 servings left and I wanted some but was "afraid" of the heat. Also a couple days ago I found some of this cauliflower and sweet potato mashers that I had in the freezer and stuck it in the fridge to eat sometime soon. Opened the fridge to decide on lunch today and saw the mash. A couple scoops of it in my chili made it perfectly not-too-spicy. Loved it. Now I need to make more chili and more of this mash ASAP. 😉
mashed potatoes are my #1 comfort food. I add cauliflower to white potatoes all the time, but never thought about adding it to sweets! great idea!
Steak and lobster with these amazing potatoes? I want to have dinner at your house!
Kirsten/Comfortably Domestic says
I can't even tell you how much I love this combination! Pair them with steak and lobster tail? Oh my!
Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez says
Whoa, you are one lucky lady - steak, lobster tails, AND these mashers? Sounds like heaven to me.
Angie Barrett says
mmm mashed sweet potatoes are soo, so good and YES to the cauliflower being added in!
Cookin' Canuck says
I can't tell you how much I love this. I've been cooking with cauliflower nonstop and can only imagine how good they must taste with sweet potatoes.
Martha @ A Family Feast says
This looks heavenly! I love the idea of combining the two - swapping out some of the carbs for healthier veggies!
lauren kelly says
Wow I love that you put these two together! This looks incredible!
Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos says
This is the perfect side - it sounds delicious and the fact that it's better for you - even better!
Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes says
What an easy dish to make and looks amazing! I love cauliflower (one of the only veggies I do like) and sweet potatoes are a favorite of mine. Can't wait to try!
Back for Seconds says
I seriously want that whole pot like NOW! WOw, these look good!
Seriously making this tomorrow. Just for me. No one else gets any and won't appreciate it like I will. Thank you. Salmon sounds good with it.
I just made this. It's a big pot--all for me. I promise I won't eat it all at once. 😉 It will be great to freeze it in portions for me to have later on as well. I started using a potato masher and for some reason it was hurting my arm (it's me). So I used a handheld blender in just little pulses. Perfect! I love that it still has some texture.