Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes with Bacon & Cheese
Sneaking in a portion of vegetables into your child's meal is easy with this recipe for Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
Serves: 3
  • Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes:
  • 2 large potatoes suitable for mashing (I used Maris Piper)
  • ½ head cauliflower
  • ¼ - ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • To garnish:
  • ¼ cup cooked crispy bacon
  • ½ cup grated cheese
  • 2 spring onions, chopped
  1. Peel and chop the potatoes into small chunks and place in a large saucepan.
  2. Chop the cauliflower into similar sized florets, place them in the saucepan with the potatoes and cover with boiling water.
  3. Bring the boil and then reduce to a simmer for 6-8 minutes, or until you can easily put a sharp knife through the potatoes and cauliflower.
  4. Drain off the water and transfer the potatoes and cauliflower into a blender. You may have to do this in two batches depending on the size of your blender.
  5. Add the milk (starting with ¼ cup and adding more as needed), butter and garlic powder and blend until the mixture is smooth and no longer lumpy. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Top with crispy bacon and cheese and place under a grill until the cheese has melted.
  7. Garnish with chopped spring onions
Recipe by Less Than Perfect Parents at