Guiltless Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Mashed potatoes just ooze comfort, but oh the guilt: they’re usually loaded with butter, milk, and carbs.

Here is a healthier-for-you but totally delicious vegan version that delivers some cruciferous cauliflower along with pure potato pleasure, without dairy or a lot of extra calories.

Your kids won’t even know the cauliflower is in there–but they’ll ask for second helpings.


3 large potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1-inch chunks
1 1/2 cups cauliflower florets
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
Vegetable broth as needed
Salt and freshly-ground black pepper to taste

1. Place the potato chunks in a saucepan filled with cold salted water and bring to a boil. When boiling, add cauliflower florets, return to a boil and cook, partially covered, for 20 minutes, until potatoes and cauliflower are very tender.

2. Drain potatoes and cauliflower, add olive oil, and gradually add vegetable broth to moisten, mashing with a potato masher or processing in a food processor until creamy and fluffy. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve hot.

Serves 4-6.

By Cait Johnson, author of Witch in the Kitchen, (Inner Traditions, 2001).


W. C.
W. C11 months ago


Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne R11 months ago

Thank you for sharing.

Bronwyn B.
Bronwyn B11 months ago

I'd like some NOW!

Tania N.
Tania N11 months ago

thanks for the info

Peggy B.
Peggy B11 months ago

I'll try it, but I love mash with milk and butter. Horror, horror. Seriously I get my milk and butter from a small dairy farming pasture fed cows accompanied with their babies. We need more of these small family run farms like 50 years ago.

Peggy B.
Peggy B11 months ago

Looks yummy. TYFS

Teresa W.
Teresa W11 months ago


pam w.
pam w4 years ago

NOTHING wrong with a pat of butter.

Duane B.
.5 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Jennifer C.
Past Member 5 years ago

Yum! Thanks for this great recipe.