Faux Mashed Potatoes

Faux Mashed Potatoes
Staff Writer
Emily Jacobs

For a lighter approach to mashed potatoes, mixing cauliflower and white beans creates delicious faux mashed potatoes.

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4
Servings
118
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower, quartered
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 16 Ounces white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 Cup vegetable broth
  • Salt, to taste
  • 3 Tablespoons chopped parsley

Directions

Place the cauliflower in a steam basket and place on top of a pot filled with 2 1/2 inches of water. Turn heat to medium-high, cover, and steam until fork-tender, about 10 minutes. (To steam in the microwave: place cauliflower in a microwave safe bowl, add 1/4 cup water, and cook on high for 3-5 minutes.)

Heat the oil in a small frying pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, but not brown, 3-5 minutes. Remove the garlic.

In a food processor, combine the cauliflower, white beans, garlic-infused olive oil, and vegetable broth. Purée until smooth. Transfer to a serving bowl, season with salt, and stir in parsley.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
11%
Sugar
9g
10%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
10g
8%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
15µg
2%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
7mg
1%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
4µg
1%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
10mg
3%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
33mg
5%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
205mg
14%
Water
134g
5%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Mashed Potatoes Shopping Tip

Only buy potatoes that are firm, intact, and without any sprouts or green parts.

Mashed Potatoes Cooking Tip

Potatoes oxidize quickly; have a bowl full of cold water to put your potatoes after cutting them in order stop them from oxidizing.