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5 from 11 votes

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes sneak riced cauliflower in with the potatoes and are the best way to make your favorite mashed potato recipe a bit healthier!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings


  • 2 pounds golden potatoes
  • 3 cups cauliflower rice (equivalent to 1 head cauliflower where florets are diced)
  • 4 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt more if needed
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  • Peel and chop the potatoes. Add to a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to maintain a simmer. Continue cooking until fork tender, about 15 minutes.
  • Just before the potatoes are fully done, add the cauliflower rice, cover, and continue cooking until both vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Drain.
  • Add the cream cheese, butter, salt and pepper to the drained potatoes and cauliflower. Either mash by hand or process in stand mixer to mash up all of the lumps. Season with additional salt, if needed.


If using frozen cauliflower rice, be sure to fully thaw before adding to the boiling potatoes.


Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 344mg | Potassium: 658mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 272IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 4mg