Mashed Potato & Cauliflower Casserole

I’m a huge mashed potato fan.  Add lots of great things to them like bacon or cheese, and I’m one happy camper.  Awhile back a friend of mine told me she added mashed cauliflower to her mashed potatoes to add some more vitamins.  I figured why not, I’d give it a try.
They were delicious!  I think I could have easily added more cauliflower because there wasn’t a lot of “cauliflower” taste to them.  But you could definitely tell they were more than just mashed potatoes.  Totally tasty!
You will need:
* 8 potatoes, peeled
* 1/2 head raw cauliflower
* 1 cup grated cheddar cheese + more for the top
* 4 ounces cream cheese
* 5 strips of bacon, cooked
* 1/4 cup ranch dressing
Cut your potatoes into large chunks and boil until tender.  Drain.
Steam the cauliflower until soft.
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and ranch dressing.  You can add more or less depending on your taste and how thick you would like your mashed potatoes.  Add the potatoes and cauliflower and beat until smooth (unless you like chunky mashed potatoes.)
Stir in crumbled bacon and cheese.
Preheat over to 350 degrees. 
Spoon potato/cauliflower mixture into a baking dish.  Bake for 30 minutes.
Add more shredded cheese to the top and bake until melted.
This was so good.  I kind of forgot to take pictures of it (oops.  I was too eager to eat it.)
It’s a great change to regular mashed potatoes and you can add as little or as much cauliflower as you would like.  And if your kids aren’t big cauliflower eaters, they will never know =o)
Here are some other delicious mashed potato dishes (I told you I loved mashed potatoes.) =o)Bacon, Broccoli, Cheddar Mashed Potato Bites

 

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Comments

  1. What a great combination of goodness!

  2. What a wonderful way to get kids t eat their veggies! My grandchildren will not know the difference. Yum!

  3. This is a keeper. Pinned. Thank you for sharing. Mmmm. Love your blog.

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  4. I haven’t tried any mashed potatoes with cauliflower yet, but I need to. I love finding new ways to skinny up a recipe.

    I’d be thrilled if you’d link up at this week’s Off the Hook!

  5. Stacy Giacosa-Bauer says:

    This delicious recipe will be so perfect with your Ranch BLT Pasta Salad! We all love mashed potatoes & cauliflower! Thanks for sharing!