Want to play a great trick on your kids? Make these delightful “fake mashed potatoes”! We looooove mashed potatoes around here but we can’t eat them as often as we would like. Not because potatoes aren’t good for you. But because when I mash them with cream and cream cheese and butter and anything else that makes it fattening, it’s just not an every day kind of dish. Making this fake version is a nice healthy alternative.
Personally I think they are delicious. When my kids saw them on the plate they thought it was potatoes. But when they tasted it, they were like, “Wait! Is this a new recipe?” hehehe. Yes, it is! The boys did eat it. Not as heartily as the real kind, but that’s ok.
Fake Mashed Potatoes
8 cups raw cauliflower florets (about 2 pounds)
1 tablespoon butter
1-2 tablespoons half and half (more or less depending on your desired creaminess)
Salt and Pepper to taste
I like to add a little garlic powder in there too
Steam cauliflower for about 15 minutes or until it is very tender and falling apart.
Place in food processor and process until smooth. I have also used a hand mixer to mash it up. It leaves the cauliflower a little chunky, but we don’t mind it that way. Picky eaters may prefer it all the way smooth. Add butter, slat and pepper and mix. Stir in cream and add until you reach the consistency you prefer.
You can also just add these in to your regular mashed potatoes for a healthy kick!
This is a very healthy side dish and a great option for Thanksgiving dinner!