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!

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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!

  2. 3

    Would a food processor work? This might seem obvious but a friend made some mashed potatoes in my processor years ago and they were awful. Not sure if it was the processor or the soy milk she used, but the texture was way off.

  3. 5

    I love it. so simple and packed with flavor. I simply must try it soon.

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