Better Mashed Potatoes

A perfect lower-carb alternative to traditional mashed potatoes. The secret ingredient is cauliflower, but don’t worry, potatoes are still the star of the show!

 1 large russet potato, peeled and cut into 2-inch cubes
 5 garlic cloves, peeled and left whole
 1 medium head cauliflower, separated into small florets
  cup fat-free buttermilk
 2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
 1 tbsp olive oil
 2 tsp unsalted butter
 1 tsp kosher salt
 ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper

1

In a large saucepan, place the potato, garlic, and cauliflower and enough water to cover.
Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to medium, and cook until the potato and cauliflower are
tender, about 15 minutes.

2

Drain and add the vegetables and garlic back to the pot. Cover the pot with a kitchen
towel and put the lid over the towel. Let stand for 5 minutes. Remove the lid and towel.
This process helps to dry the vegetables so they mash better.

3

Add the buttermilk, cheese, olive oil, butter, salt, and pepper. Mash just until the
ingredients are lightly combined. If desired, garnish with fresh snipped chives.

Recipe Source: Webb, Robyn. “Better Mashed Potatoes.” Diabetes Forecast, https://www.diabetesforecast.org/2014/Jan/recipes/better-mashed-potatoes.html. Accessed October 2018.

Ingredients

 1 large russet potato, peeled and cut into 2-inch cubes
 5 garlic cloves, peeled and left whole
 1 medium head cauliflower, separated into small florets
  cup fat-free buttermilk
 2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
 1 tbsp olive oil
 2 tsp unsalted butter
 1 tsp kosher salt
 ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper

Directions

1

In a large saucepan, place the potato, garlic, and cauliflower and enough water to cover.
Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to medium, and cook until the potato and cauliflower are
tender, about 15 minutes.

2

Drain and add the vegetables and garlic back to the pot. Cover the pot with a kitchen
towel and put the lid over the towel. Let stand for 5 minutes. Remove the lid and towel.
This process helps to dry the vegetables so they mash better.

3

Add the buttermilk, cheese, olive oil, butter, salt, and pepper. Mash just until the
ingredients are lightly combined. If desired, garnish with fresh snipped chives.

Better Mashed Potatoes