Mexican-Style Mashed Potatoes with Cauliflower + More Healthy Side Dish Recipes

Apr 23 2019
Mashed potatoes are one of the greatest comfort foods in the world, and they're a perfect blank slate for yummy mix-ins and toppings! Here we snuck in cauliflower (to keep the carb & calorie counts down) and added tons of Mexican flavor… Mission Mashie Perfection = accomplished!

Hungry Girl's Healthy Mexican-Style Mashies Recipe

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1/6th of recipe (about 2/3 cup): 133 calories, 5g total fat (3g sat. fat), 249mg sodium, 18.5g carbs, 3.5g fiber, 4.5g sugars, 4.5g protein

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes


12 oz. (about 2 medium) white potatoes

6 cups cauliflower florets (about 1 large head)

3 tbsp. light/reduced-fat cream cheese

2 tbsp. whipped butter

2 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro, or more for topping

2 tbsp. taco seasoning

1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp. light sour cream


Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Meanwhile, peel and cube potato.

Add potato and cauliflower to the pot. Once returned to a boil, reduce heat to medium. Cook until very tender, 15 - 20 minutes.

Drain and transfer to a large bowl. Add cream cheese, butter, cilantro, and taco seasoning. Thoroughly mash and mix.

Top each serving with 1 tbsp. sour cream.


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