Day 314: White on White Purée ♥

Mashed Cauliflower & Turnip (Lighter Mashed 'Potatoes') ♥, a low-carb substitute for mashed potatoes with much the same mouthfeel as the real thing, just fewer calories and carbs.
What happens when you mash cooked cauliflower and turnip? A mashed potato substitute, something akin to mashed potatoes but with its own special smooth and flavorful combination.

Year-Round Kitchen Staple. Great for Meal Prep. Low Carb. Low Fat. Naturally Gluten Free. Weight Watchers Friendly.

Do Not Judge This Book By Its Cover

When I first made this cauliflower and turnip purée in 2006, I called it "another mushy-textured, bland-looking but heavenly-tasting vegetable purée".

Since then, it's become a real favorite, especially when I want a low-carb or diabetic replacement for mashed potatoes. The reaction at my table? "I wouldn't know these aren't mashed potatoes unless you told me." That's especially true when they're served under something, meat and gravy, say, or chili say – versus just as mashed potatoes. These are a real winner, all year-round, for all foodies.

The Recipe Has Moved

Please see Mashed Cauliflower & Turnip (Lighter Mashed "Potatoes"), really mashed cauliflower and turnips but so close, your mouth will do a double-take.

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  1. I've been wondering what to do with turnips, so I may just have to give this a try. I'll figure out some way around that butter and half-and half! LOL

  2. This does sound good. I'm even thinking maybe curry powder would be good here. What do you think.

  3. I'd try it with a dash of nutmeg, remembering that a little goes a lonnnnng way.


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