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Weight Watchers Recipe: Mashed “Potatoes” with Chives

I always cringe when I see a food in parentheses. But this recipe definitely isn’t cringe worthy. In fact, it was delicious. My family, who are a potato with every meal kind of family, love these “faux” tatoes, as I call them.


  • 8 oz cauliflower, florets
  • 3 small uncooked Yukon Gold potato(es), peeled, cut into 1-inch chunks (about 10 oz)   
  • 2 clove(s) (medium) garlic clove(s), peeled
  • 1 tsp table salt, divided
  • 1/4 cup(s) low-fat milk
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp chives


Place cauliflower, potatoes, garlic and 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a medium saucepan. Add enough water to cover ingredients and bring to a boil. Boil until vegetables are tender, about 10 to 15 minutes; drain and return to saucepan.

Stir in milk, butter, remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt and pepper; mash with a potato masher until smooth. Stir in chives and serve. Yields about 1/2 cup per serving.

Servings: 4

WW PointsPlus: 2