Try adding a little cauliflower to your traditional mashed potatoes. Cauliflower adds a little extra flavor while cutting some of the starch from your plate. This recipe, from our very own Becky Low, is the perfect addition to any holiday meal.
2 medium heads of cauliflower (about 2 lbs each)
1/4 + cup milk (more or less for desired consistency)
1-2 cups hot mashed potatoes
1 1/2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
Season to taste with snipped herbs: rosemary, chives, thyme, etc
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
Break cauliflower into small florets and steam until tender. Mash cooked cauliflower with milk as you would mash potatoes.
Stir in 1-2 cups mashed potatoes (up to half potatoes half cauliflower) and half the cheese. Add additional milk for desired consistency; season to taste.
Scoop Cauliflower and potatoes into mounds in baking dish, sprinkle with remaining cheese and bake until hot throughout and cheese is golden brown.
Alternate cooking method, cook cauliflower and potatoes together.