Cauliflower Sweet Potato Mashers

Cauliflower Sweet Potato Mashers

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!

Bowl of Cauliflower Sweet Potato Mashers with a spoon and butter.
With only 4 ingredients Cauliflower Sweet Potato Mashers make an easy and delicious side dish for any meal.
I adore mashed potatoes. I don’t know of anyone who doesn’t.
I’ve made regular mashed potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, mashed Idaho and sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes with celery root, mashed potatoes with pumpkin, plain mashed cauliflower, and now this recipe for cauliflower sweet potato mashers.
Today’s recipe is, by far, my new favorite mashed potato recipe! Or is it a cauliflower recipe?! You decide.

**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. 

Vertical image of a bowl of mashed cauliflower and sweet potatoes and a sweet potato in the background.

The super simple ingredient list is as follows:

  • Fresh Cauliflower, cut into florets
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Butter
  • 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 your 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?

  • YES!!
  • 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), and 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!! 
Brown bowl of cauliflower sweet potato mashers on a tan place mat.

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…


A stack of pumpkin mashed potatoes on a white plate with cinnamon sugar


Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes in a hand painted glass bowl with mini pumpkins.



Two trays of homemade iced cinnamon rolls. One with nuts and one without.



A bowl full of cauliflower mashed sweet potatoes with a pat of butter on top.
Cauliflower Sweet Potato Mashers will soon become your go-to healthy side dish.


The super easy instructions for making cauliflower sweet potato mashers:

  • 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!


Title text vertical image of cauliflower and sweet potato mashers


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 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!

3.54 from 13 votes
Cauliflower Sweet Potato Mashers
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

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!

Course: healthy side dish, low carb recipe, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, American Comfort Food
Keyword: cauliflower sweet potato mashers, mashed cauliflower recipe
Servings: 8 cups
Calories: 130 kcal
Renee - Kudos Kitchen: Renée
  • 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

  1. Place the cauliflower and sweet potatoes in a large pot of salted water. Boil until both the potatoes and cauliflower are fork tender. Drain.

  2. Add the butter, black pepper, and chicken broth. Mash with a potato masher.

  3. Serve hot and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Cauliflower Sweet Potato Mashers
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 130 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 1032mg45%
Potassium 513mg15%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 12190IU244%
Vitamin C 37.7mg46%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


I sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed today’s recipe for Cauliflower Sweet Potato Mashers as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing it to you!

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  1. 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.

  2. I seriously want that whole pot like NOW! WOw, these look good!

  3. 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!

  4. This is the perfect side – it sounds delicious and the fact that it's better for you – even better!

  5. Wow I love that you put these two together! This looks incredible!

  6. This looks heavenly! I love the idea of combining the two – swapping out some of the carbs for healthier veggies!

  7. 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.

  8. mmm mashed sweet potatoes are soo, so good and YES to the cauliflower being added in!

  9. Whoa, you are one lucky lady – steak, lobster tails, AND these mashers? Sounds like heaven to me.

  10. 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!

  11. I can't even tell you how much I love this combination! Pair them with steak and lobster tail? Oh my!

  12. Steak and lobster with these amazing potatoes? I want to have dinner at your house!

  13. 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. 😉

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  15. 5 stars
    This is the only way I can get my girls to eat sweet potatoes!

  16. 5 stars
    I made this last night and I couldn’t believe my kids asked for seconds. It was so good!

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