Recipe By Anne-Marie Whelan
Published Jul 16th
Spruced Up Mashed Potatoes
Prep - Cook - Additional - Ready In -
Servings 10 servings Calories 222

This recipe includes cauliflower, garlic and a carrot mashed with the potatoes.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 5 pounds potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 3 cups cauliflower florets
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 large carrots, chopped
  • ½ cup skim milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes, cauliflower, garlic and carrots. Cook until potatoes are tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain.
  2. 2 Add the milk, butter, salt and pepper. Beat until smooth. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 222
  • Carbohydrate 43 g
  • Cholesterol 9.4 mg
  • Fat 3.7 g
  • Fiber 6 g
  • Protein 5.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.3 g
  • Sodium 174 mg
  • Sugar 3.5 g


  1. We really loved these Potatoes but next time I think I'll put some sour cream in them to cream them up a bit. But overall big hit!
  2. I thought this recipe was wonderful!!!I served this for Thanksgiving dinner and now I will make them all the time. I used a food processor for the cauliflower and carrots and a masher for the potatoes. I also as someone suggested added some sauteed onions and just a little more butter a little less salt.
  3. Loved this! I'm always looking for new ways to gussy up mashed potatoes and this was pure fun. I had to reduce the serving amount so I simply used 2 large potatoes a large handful of baby carrots chopped and a third of a head of cauliflower with 1 large clove of garlic chopped. I - Read more ...
  4. Great flavor quick and easy to make and way more convenient than having to time/keep an eye on 3 pans of simmering veggies. I cooked the cauli and carrots in advance warmed them quickly in the microwave when I was ready to use them then added them to the hot potato. Couldn't have been easier. - Read more ...
  5. Excellent way to hide the veggies. I didn't think they were strong enough to stand on their own without gravy so I added some bacon sauted onions and mushrooms. My 4 year old complained about the carrot pieces but never noticed the cauliflower. I have decided all of my potatoes from now on will have - Read more ...
  6. I thought this recipe was okay...I might make it again but play with the ingredients. I think it needed a little more flavoring...more garlic? And it makes A LOT of potatoes...more like 15-20 servings.
  7. Picky veggie eaters don't know about the hidden ones in this recipe. Found them coming back for seconds!
  8. What an excellent different twist to mashed potatoes! Fancy enough to serve company and doesn't need gravy. We all really enjoyed this and I look forward to making it again and again!
  9. Great way of using up left-over cauliflower as well! And makes the taters nice and fluffy without having to add too much fat.