Easy Half-Mashed Potatoes with Cauliflower

Easy Half-Mashed Potatoes with Cauliflower
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We replaced half the potatoes with cauliflower for a lower carb, diabetes-friendly version of classic mashed potatoes. Leaving the skin on the potatoes adds additional fiber and nutrients. Pair this side dish with Roast Beef with Creamy Horseradish Sauce for a comforting meat-and-potatoes meal that fits in any diabetes or heart-healthy meal plan!

  • Prep time
    15 min
  • Cook time
    20 min
  • Servings
    11 Servings
  • Serving size
    1/2 cup
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

11 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1/2 cup
  • Amount per serving Calories 100

  • Total Fat 4.5g
    • Saturated Fat 1.2g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 160mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 14g
    • Dietary Fiber 2g
    • Total Sugars 1g
    • Added Sugars 0g
  • Protein 2g
  • Potassium 300mg
  • Phosphorus 45mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1 Starch, 1/2 Fat



  • fingerling potatoes (cut into 1-inch rounds with skin-on)
    1 (24-oz) bag
  • frozen cauliflower florets
    1 (16-oz) package
  • skim milk
    1/3 cup
  • Smart Balance margarine
    5 tbsp
  • salt
    1/2 tsp
  • black pepper
    1/2 tsp


  1. Add potatoes to a large soup pot. Cover with cold water and bring to a boil. Cook for 15 minutes. Add cauliflower to pot, return to a boil, and cook for 5 more minutes.

  2. Drain potatoes and cauliflower and return to pot.

  3. Add remaining ingredients and mash mixture with a potato masher. Mix with an electric mixer on low-speed for about 1 minute.

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    These were delicious I didn't even notice cauliflower was in there because all I tasted was potato. I added chives but I'm pretty sure you can get creative and add roasted garlic or maybe even herbs?