Skinny Cheddar-Chive Smashed Potatoes
Recipe type: Healthy Side Dish
Total Time: 20 minutes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
  • 3 small russet potatoes, chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 16 ounces frozen cauliflower florets
  • 3 tablespoons chives, chopped
  • 1½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. Add the potatoes and bay leaf to a stock pot and fill the pot about halfway with water. Salt the water, and bring the water to a boil.
  2. Meanwhile, place the cauliflower florets in a heat-safe container (or, many varieties come packaged in microwaveable bags) and microwave until completely thawed.
  3. When the potatoes are tender and easily pierced with a fork, add the thawed cauliflower to the pot. Turn off the heat. Drain the potatoes and cauliflower, and remove the bay leaf.
  4. Transfer the vegetables to a large mixing bowl. Add the chives, olive oil, and the grated cheddar cheese. Season thoroughly with salt and pepper. Mash the potatoes and cauliflower to a purée with a potato masher. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4 Calories: 190 Fat: 7.8g Saturated fat: 2.3g Carbohydrates: 26.3g Sugar: 4.3g Sodium: 86mg Fiber: 6g Protein: 6.2g Cholesterol: 7mg
Recipe by Jen Elizabeth's Journals at