We love to try new things (some turn out much better than others) and smashed cauliflower is one of those keepers that will make it’s way back to our dinner table. We made a simple substitution of using cauliflower mixed with potatoes to bulk up a dinner time classic with extra veggies.
Mashed Cauliflower with Parmesan Cheese:
Makes Approximately 4 servings
- 2 small red potatoes
- 2.5 cups raw washed cauliflower
- 1 tbsp unsalted butter
- 3 tbsp low-fat milk
- 6 tbsp Parmesan cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
In a medium size pot, bring water to a boil. While the water is boiling, cube red potatoes (leaving the skin on, it’s an excellent source if fiber) in to small pieces, then chop the cauliflower in to similar size pieces. Drop both in to boiling water. Boil for approximately 15 minutes (or until the cauliflower and potatoes are tender). Drain water off. Add butter and milk to the potato and cauliflower mixture. Mix with a hand blender or potato masher. Hand mix in the salt, pepper, and Parmesan cheese. Serve.
Nutrition information: Calories per serving: 157, Fat: 5.5 grams, Sodium 155 mg, Fiber 3.5 grams, Protein 7.3 grams