Healthy Mashed Potatoes Recipe

These Healthy Mashed Potatoes taste like normal mashed potatoes, but the nutrition is amped up with cauliflower and beans! This fiber and protein-packed recipe is perfect anytime — whether for a big holiday dinner party or a quick weeknight meal – and no one will taste the difference.

healthy mashed potatoes

This recipe comes together quickly – simply boil the potatoes and cauliflower, then blend with the white beans and some spices!

how to make mashed potatoes healthier

Serve warm and enjoy. :) You can make this a day ahead and simply reheat and serve the day of to save time and kitchen space, too.

healthier mashed potatoes

Healthy Mashed Potatoes

(Serves 6 to 8 as a side)


  • 1 large head cauliflower
  • 4 medium/large potatoes, or an equal amount smaller sized
  • Fresh or dried rosemary
  • 1 15 oz. can white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • Salt & pepper to taste


1) Slice potatoes into small pieces, chop cauliflower. Put in a large pot full of boiling water; add in a couple sprigs fresh (or a few shakes dry) rosemary and a pinch of salt and pepper. Boil until soft.

2) Drain potatoes and cauliflower; let cool for a few minutes. In a large bowl, use an immersion blender (or mash by hand, or use a blender) to blend together potatoes, cauliflower, and beans.

3) Add the garlic powder, a few more shakes of dried rosemary, salt and pepper to taste. Mix and enjoy! Serve warm.

healthy mashed potato recipe




  1. 1

    What are cannellini beans? I’m a not quiet familiar with this bean,and can one purchase it fresh on a vine, in ground or what? Sorry for being so dense about this veggie.

    • 2

      Cannellini beans are large white beans. I just buy them canned – any grocery store will have them. They’ll be with all the other canned beans!

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