Sneaky Mashed Potatoes




I made this recipe a while ago when we first moved into our apartment, and I’m JUST getting around to posting it now. My bad.

We all know how much the DB despises vegetables, right? Well, I told him before we moved in together that I could make him eat it. He obviously disagreed and told me I was crazy, but I decided to do it when he least expected it. I found this recipe on The Chic Life and knew it’d be perfect for sneaking some veggies into the DB’s stomach without him even questioning the dish.

He’s a huge fan of mashed potatoes (potatoes in any form, for that matter) and by mashing some cauliflower into the dish, he devoured all of it without question. Once he had a couple of servings, I told him what was actually in it and he was shocked. He couldn’t tell the difference besides that the texture was “a little more liquid-y than normal.” That could be fixed by adding less milk.

I served mine with a dollop of sour cream on top, but you can feel free to add chives, butter, anything you want. Enjoy!

Sneaky Mashed Potatoes


  • 3 medium potatoes, rinsed, peeled, and cut into 1 1/2″ pieces.
  • 1 entire cauliflower, rinsed and chopped into 1 1/2" pieces
  • 1/4 – 1/3 cup milk (you may need more depending on your preferred texture and you can substitute cream or half and half for a richer taste)
  • 3 tablespoons butter (you may need more depending on your preferred texture)
  • pinch of salt
  • fresh-cracked pepper, to taste


  1. Boil water in a large pot. Add a pinch of salt and the potatoes, cooking for about 20 minutes.
  2. Add the cauliflower when there's about 7-8 minutes left of the cooking time.
  3. Drain the potatoes and cauliflower. Return them to the empty pot on the stove with the heat off and let rest for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add the butter, 1/4 cup milk, salt, and pepper to the pot and mash. Add additional milk and/or butter if necessary. Add additional salt/pepper till the mixture reaches your desired flavor.




  1. says

    This is sneaky! As much as I like cauliflower, I’ve never attempted to mash them. Maybe one night, I’ll trick the Hubby and tell him it’s potatoes and see if he notices a difference.

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