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Creamy Potato-Cauliflower Mash Recipe Makes Flavorful, Fluffy Potatoes With Half the Carbs

Chicken broth and thyme give these lightened-up spuds a rich savoriness

Mashed potatoes are such a treat. They’re the perfect satisfying accompaniment to virtually any meaty main. And we’ll let you in on a little secret: You can make them more nutritious and just as delicious — but with half the carbs — by adding some cauliflower. The best part is that no one will ever guess you combined cauliflower with the potatoes unless you tell them. They’re that good!

For this creamy potato-cauliflower mash, we simmer potatoes and cauliflower florets until tender, then mash them together with butter, thyme and some chicken broth. The broth deepens the flavor, and as a bonus, it’s also packed with nutrients, including protein. The cauliflower adds fiber and antioxidants that help in protecting cells and reducing inflammation. The result is a flavorful, indulgent tasting mash that’s good for you, too! Give this recipe a try and then comment below to let us know how you liked it.


4 servings

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  • 12 oz. baking potatoes
  • 12 oz. cauliflower florets
  • warmed
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme


• Peel and cube potatoes. In pot over high heat, combine potatoes with enough salted water to cover; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 10 min. 

• Add cauliflower; simmer 8 min. Drain; return to pot. Mash potatoes and cauliflower. Stir in butter and thyme, then broth until mixture is smooth. Season with salt and pepper.


  • Calories: 160 grams
  • Protein: 4 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 18 grams
  • Fiber: 3 grams
  • Sugar: 3 grams
  • Cholesterol: 23 milligrams
  • Sodium: 188 milligrams
  • Fat: 9 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 6 grams
  • Trans Fat: 0 grams
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