This healthy slow cooker mashed potato recipe is super easy to make. Adding cauliflower and Greek yogurt add flavor and nutrition to this side dish.
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When you’re trying to eat healthy, mashed potatoes are usually off the table. They’re creamy and delicious, but they’re also full of butter and cream. But what if there was a way to make mashed potatoes that were just as good, but lighter and healthier?
Well, there is. Just swap out some of the potatoes for cauliflower, and cook them in a slow cooker. The result is a lighter and healthier mashed potato that still has all the flavor of the original.
So if you’re looking for a healthier way to enjoy your mashed potatoes, give this recipe a try. You won’t be disappointed.
Don’t Expect it To Taste Exactly Like Regular Mashed Potatoes
Adding cauliflower to mashed potatoes is a great way to lighten up the dish. You won’t get the same taste as you would from using all potatoes, but it’ll be close enough. Plus, it’s a healthier option and will save you some calories. It won’t change the taste too much, but it will add some extra nutrients and save you some calories.
If you’re trying to cut down on carbs or calories, adding cauliflower to your mashed potatoes is a great way to do it. You won’t sacrifice too much flavor, and you’ll get all the benefits of eating cauliflower.
There Are So Many Ways to Make Foods Healthier
When it comes to healthier eating, some dishes are easier to make than others. Here are a few examples of easy swaps that can help you turn some of your favorite comfort foods into healthier options.
Instead of using ground beef in your tacos, try using ground turkey or even lentils. You can also add plenty of veggies to your tacos for extra nutrients and fiber.
If you love pasta, try swapping out white flour noodles for whole wheat or vegetable-based noodles. You can also load up your pasta with veggies or lean protein sources like chicken or shrimp.
Another easy swap is to use plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream in dips and sauces. Greek yogurt is a great source of protein and probiotics, and it can be just as delicious as sour cream in many recipes.
In our Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes, we swapped out sour cream and added in Greek yogurt. Simple touches like this can lighten up all your favorite comfort foods and let you indulge a little without packing on the calories.
Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
- 1 1/2 cups cauliflower florets
- 1 1/2 pound red potatoes quartered
- 1/2 sweet onion chopped
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon parsley chopped
- Place cauliflower in food processor and blend until fine.
- Add potatoes, cauliflower, onion, 1 cup water, garlic, salt and pepper to slow cooker. Cook on high 4 hours.
- Mix in yogurt with hand mixer until well incorporated. Top with parsley.