Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes



These mashed potatoes are easy to make and full of flavor. I even used this recipe to make mashed cauliflower instead of potatoes.

UPDATE: I have received a lot of questions on how to substitute the cauliflower in place of potatoes. I use a vegetable steamer to preserve the most nutrients while cooking the cauliflower. It takes about 20 minutes to steam a full head of cauliflower in the steamer. (Yes, I use the entire cauliflower to make this recipe). You may also boil the cauliflower 7 to 10 minutes if you do not have access to a vegetable steamer. Once the cauliflower is tender and almost falling apart, I add the milk, butter, garlic salt, chives, and Parmesan to the drained pot. Next, I take a hand mixer to whip the cauliflower mixture into a smooth and creamy texture. Enjoy!

Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes Recipe

INGREDIENTS

5-6 large russet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks 
1/2 c. milk 
2 T. butter
1 t. garlic salt
1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese
2 T. fresh chives
salt and pepper (to taste)

DIRECTIONS

1. Wash, peel, and dice potatoes into large pieces. Boil the potatoes, garlic, and 1 t. salt in 6 cups of water until tender (about 20 minutes).

2. Drain and mash potatoes.

3. Add the remaining ingredients to the potatoes.

4. Combine until smooth and free of lumps.

Serves 3-4
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Comments

  1. How do you substitute cauliflower in place of potatoes?

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    1. Hi Melissa, I have posted an update to guide you through the process! Thanks for the comment. :)

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  2. hey...where's the cauliflower?

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    1. Hi,

      I have provided an update with detailed instructions to help you substitute cauliflower in place of potatoes. I hope this helps! :)

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  4. Not good. I even tried with double cheese and its a no go if cauliflower is already on the do not serve list...

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    1. You may want to steam the cauliflower to preserve the most nutrients and flavor.

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    2. If your family already does not care for the basic taste of cauliflower, then I would suppose it is not likely they would like it, even with other flavors added. The other ingredients are intended to enhance the cauliflower's flavor, rather than hide it. 8-)

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    3. If you don't tell your family it is cauliflower, they will never know the difference.

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  5. Mashed cauliflower is soooo yummy

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  6. i have added mashed/pureed cauliflower to my mashed potatoes and the family didn't notice. they are picky eaters

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    1. Wonderful! I am glad they enjoyed it!

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  7. Do you have any idea of what the calorie content would be for this dish? It's delicious!

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    1. Hi Carmen, I do not know the calorie content for this dish. You can try using less butter and lowfat milk and let us know how you like it. Enjoy!

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  8. I put the ingredients in a calorie counter and it was 151 Cal, 14 carbs, 7 fats and 10 protein per serving.

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    1. if done with Cauliflower ^^ not potatoes

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  9. Wowsers...my 1st time eating mashed cauliflower and it was awesome! Thanks for the recipe. Stacy

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  10. This is pinned as a cauliflower recipe... how much cauliflower in place of potatoes?

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    1. I typically use an entire head of cauliflower for this recipe.

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  11. Have you ever tried to do 1/2 potato, 1/2 cauliflower?

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    1. No, but that sounds delicious! Thanks for the suggestion! :)

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  12. just did a Meat loaf muffin and did a Mashed potatoe frosting for the topping.. ill have to try the Cauliflower for another Change up in Flavor !!

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    1. That sounds so yummy! I am glad this has inspired you to try Cauliflower next time.

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  13. I substituted sour cream for the milk because I didn't have any but just a 1/4 cup came out good!

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    1. That sounds delicious. I will definitely have to try that next time!

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  14. When I make mashed cauliflower, I mix steamed cauliflower with low-fat cream cheese and low-fat Fage yogurt - gives it a great creamy texture!

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  15. This looks delicious! I love that you substituted cauliflower instead of potatoes. Much fewer carbs :) I will definitely give this a try.

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  16. Because I had SO many people tell me how wonderful this recipe was, I decided to try it out on my family. Unfortunately, the parmesan cheese was so sharp that the concoction tasted like the milk had gone bad or something. We added lots of cheddar cheese and managed to salvage the dish. I'd like to try this again with a more mild parmesan and I think it would be fantastic!! My consistency wasn't as smooth with the cauliflower and my friends had said it wouldn't look any different. Do I need to steam the cauliflower longer to get rid of the lumps?

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    1. You could use beaters to help get rid of the lumps if that helps.

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  17. Could you use almond milk as a sub for milk? Low carb diet and can't use milk.

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  18. Do you use parmesan cheese in the shaker or grate parmesan cheese yourself?

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    1. I would highly recommend grating the Parmesan cheese as this will maximize the flavor and freshness.

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  19. So good! Thanks for sharing :)

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  20. This was a perfect side to a grain-free and healthful thanksgiving for my family! In fact, I enjoyed it so much I blogged about it and linked you for my followers!
    Leftovers? More like MOVE OVER! http://jisforjudy.com/thanksgiving-leftovers-and-sides/
    Happy Holidays! -Judy

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  21. Potatoes, chives & garlic-- doesn't get much better!

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