Mashed Cauliflower & Yukon Golds

The term “cauliflower mashed potatoes” usually means subbing cauliflower for potatoes completely, but in this recipe we use both cauliflower and potatoes: Yukon Golds add to the buttery hue of the mash and their waxy texture balances out the more watery cauliflower to keep it velvety. The mash is easy enough to make as a weeknight dinner recipe, but it would also make an excellent side dish for Thanksgiving or another special occasion.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
6 servings


  • 1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 pound cauliflower florets (1 head)

  • 3 tablespoons sour cream

  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh chives


  1. Place potatoes and cauliflower in a medium saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until tender, about 18 minutes. Drain and return the vegetables to the pan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring often, until dry, about 3 minutes.

  2. Mash the vegetables with a potato masher. Add sour cream and butter and mash until mostly smooth. Stir in salt and pepper. Transfer to a large serving bowl and sprinkle with chives.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

126 Calories
5g Fat
17g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 126
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 3g 6%
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Vitamin A 167IU 3%
Vitamin C 37mg 41%
Folate 44mcg 11%
Sodium 345mg 15%
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 0mg 2%
Magnesium 12mg 3%
Potassium 651mg 14%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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