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Mashed "Potatoes" With Chives


Course: side dishes
PointsPlus™ Value: 2
Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 10 min
Cooking Time: 15 min
Level of Difficulty: Easy

Surprise, surprise: Cauliflower replaces nearly all the usual butter in these calorie-friendly mashed spuds.

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  • 8 oz cauliflower, florets
  • 3 small uncooked Yukon Gold potato(es), peeled, cut into 1-inch chunks (about 10 oz)
  • 2 clove(s) (medium) garlic clove(s), peeled
  • 1 tsp table salt, divided
  • 1/4 cup(s) low-fat milk
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp chives, fresh, snipped


Servings 4


Step 1

Place cauliflower, potatoes, garlic and 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a medium saucepan. Add enough water to cover ingredients and bring to a boil. Boil until vegetables are tender, about 10 to 15 minutes; drain and return to saucepan.

Stir in milk, butter, remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt and pepper; mash with a potato masher until smooth. Stir in chives and serve. Yields about 1/2 cup per serving.

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