Cauliflower may not be at the top of the list of kids’ favorite vegetables. However, when you consider the health benefits—rich in vitamin C and K; containing calcium, iron, potassium and magnesium; and a good source of water and fiber—it’s worth giving it a go. This versatile vegetable can be prepared many ways, from raw, roasted or riced to finely grated into a healthy crust for a pizza or quiche.
Sometimes, though, kids just want something classic. Our partners at Mercy Chefs developed this recipe for Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes for a Healthy School Market, and families approved! The key is incorporating Russet potatoes to lend the creamy texture and taste kids love about mashed potatoes while sneaking in some veggies for a health-conscious comfort food the whole family will enjoy.
8 Servings ½ Prep Time: 10 minutes
1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
1 pound Russet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
1/4 cup butter, cut into chunks
1/4 cup sour cream
Salt to taste
Toppings such as cheese, green onions, bacon (optional)
Place a medium-sized pot on the stove and fill with 2 quarts of cold water.
Add potatoes and cauliflower to water and bring to a simmer. Cook until vegetables are tender, then drain. Return potato cauliflower mixture to the pot. Add butter, sour cream and salt, and mix until creamy. Allow kids to garnish cauliflower mashed potatoes with their favorite toppings.