Smashed Cauliflower

Smashed Cauliflower

  • 1/2 head of cauliflower, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 small red potatoes, skins on, cut into 1-inch pieces (or leave the potatoes out and use more cauliflower)
  • 1/8 - 1/4 cup skim milk
  • 2 tablespoons water (reserved from boiling the cauliflower and potatoes)
  • 1 heaping tablespoon nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 cup bleu cheese crumbles

Place the cauliflower and potatoes in a medium saucepan, cover with water and bring to a boil.  Boil until tender (easily pierced with a fork), about 10-15 minutes.  Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons of the liquid.

In a large bowl, smash the potatoes, cauliflower, water, milk and yogurt with a potato masher until you've reached the desired consistency - it should be slightly chunky and creamy, but not too thin or liquified.  Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine.

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