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).


William C
William C4 months ago

Thank you.

W. C.
W. Cabout a year ago


Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne Rabout a year ago

Thank you for sharing.

Bronwyn B.
Bronwyn Babout a year ago

I'd like some NOW!

Tania N.
Tania Nabout a year ago

thanks for the info

Peggy B.
Peggy Babout a year 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 Babout a year ago

Looks yummy. TYFS

Teresa W.
Teresa Wabout a year ago


pam w.
pam w4 years ago

NOTHING wrong with a pat of butter.

Duane B.
.5 years ago

Thank you for sharing.