WeightWatchers Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes Recipe: Tasty!

Cauliflower mashed potatoes recipe from Oprah & Weight Watchers: Unlike the humble potato, cauliflower is packed with cancer-fighting vitamins and minerals, and consistently ranks as one the healthiest vegetables. For this reason, cauliflower can make a smart substitution or complement to the potato in popular dishes like mashed potatoes.

Speaking of cauliflower mashed potatoes, here’s a simple delicious recipe for them from Weight Watchers out of Oprah’s cookbook:

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes Recipe (30-second Video)


  • 1 Medium-head cauliflower (white or golden)
  • 2 medium Yukon gold potatoes
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp chives
  • Sea salt


  • Boil potatoes
  • Boil cauliflower (in water from potatoes)
  • Put both in bowl
  • Add pepper and salt
  • Mash by hand
  • add chives

Voila! It’s such an easy recipe, and so much healthier than your traditional mashed potatoes. Cauliflower is high in Vitamin C, folate, (which is essential for pregnant women!) vitamin K, protein, and a number of other vitamins.

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Cauliflower mashed potatoes make a great, healthy, and versatile side dish any time of year, including Thanksgiving dinner.

Personally, I like this potato/cauliflower hybrid recipe, as you stay closer to the taste of real mashed potatoes.  Mashed cauliflower alone is still good, but your kids might not eat it, and you don’t get as good of a consistency!

Cauliflower mashed potatoes are great served with balsamic roasted vegetables or try them with grilled balsamic mustard glazed steak or shrimp with spicy tomato sauce.

Plus, Oprah recommends them, so you can’t get a better endorsement!

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