Whipped Potatoes and Cauliflower

Course Side Dish
Servings 5
Calories 80kcal


  • 1 cup potatoes
  • 3 cups cauliflower
  • 1 tbsp margarine
  • 1/4 cup half & half
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • Peel potato and cut into small cubes. Soak or double-boil to reduce potassium if you are on a low potassium diet (see helpful hints below). 
  • In a medium-size pot, boil cauliflower and potatoes for 25 minutes.  Drain and place in food processor or mixing bowl.
  • Add margarine, half & half and salt (optional).  Process or mix on high speed until smooth.  Serve hot. 


  • Potatoes are very high in potassium but you can remove part of the potassium by using one of these methods:
    • Double cook method: Peel and dice potatoes. Place in a large pot of water and bring to a boil. Drain the water and add fresh water to the pot. Bring to a boil, cook for 10 minutes then drain and set aside.
    • Leaching method:  Peel and dice potatoes. Place in a large pot of warm tap water and soak for 2 to 4 hours. Drain and set aside.
  • Skip step # 1 if you are not on a low potassium diet.
  • Omit salt if adding other sodium containing toppings such as gravy, salted butter, etc.  Sodium content per portion is 37 milligrams prepared without salt.
  • Frozen cauliflower can be substituted for fresh.
  • Freeze extra portions for later meal.  Reheat in microwave.


Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 52mg | Potassium: 178mg | Fiber: 3g | Calcium: 27mg | Phosphorus: 55mg

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