Friday, March 26, 2010

Om nom nom

Today, for the first time, I made mashed potatoes out of cauliflower. I saw the recipe for this on The Doctors (Yes, I watch the Doctors. Judge if you must but I love it.) when hey had guest chef Rocco on. He recently published a cook book of comfort foods that you can make low calorie by changing the ingredients around. (cough cough Rocco's cook book would be a great moving to DC present for me cough cough)

For anyone on a budget like me who wants to try new recipes but doesn't want to waste money on 20 different ingredients that you will probably only use that one time, the cauliflower mashed potatoes are perfect for you. The only three ingredients are cauliflower, fage greek yogurt, and salt/pepper. It's very easy to prepare as well, although it takes about 40 minutes because of the time to roast the cauliflower. Here's what you do:

Preheat oven to 450 F. Put a piece of tin foil on a baking sheet and line it with cooking spray. Chop up 2 and 1/2 cups of cauliflower and place it on said baking sheet, and salt and pepper as desired. Put another layer of tin foil on top and fold the edges in so it's like a package. Bake in oven for 20 minutes, then take off top layer of foil (careful of the steam) and bake for 20 more minutes. Put cauliflower and 1/2 the package of greek yogurt (about 1/2 cup) in a food processor and mix until smooth. Warm up again if needed and eat!

It's that simple! Now I don't have a good food processor (my magic bullet failed me again.. sigh) so mine came out a little chunky, and I accidentally did too much yogurt and not enough cauliflower, but even so it tasted good! And a cup of this is only 180 calories, as opposed to 450 or so for regular mashed potatoes. So go put your chef hats on and get your bikinis out and ready! 

On a scale of 1-10 will I do this again: 10 for absolutely, and this time I will get the proportions right and hopefully have a better food processor!


  1. There's no 'I'm never ever gonna do this' box.

  2. Sounds wonderful!


    That recipe is certainly a healthy one but sounds very time consuming. What would take longer - To cook your cauliflower mashed potatoes or drive to CHILI'S from my house in Jericho & have you serve me CHILI'S loaded mashed potatoes & then drive back home. Just kidding!!! See you soon.


  4. dearest kaytee,
    seeing as taking a road trip to a state you've never been to is on your list of things to do, i'm pretty sure you should get your ass to indiana, because you've sure as hell never seen it. It would blow your mind, no joke.
    also, i'm pretty sure this recipe is technically mashed cauliflower, not cauliflower mashed potatoes. there are no potatoes in said recipe. but it's ok because im sure it's great and i love you. and expect to see you in indiana sometime this summer.
    that is all.