Healthy Thanksgiving Alternatives: Cauliflower Mashed 'Potatoes'

Recipes that cut back on the extra holiday pounds without cutting back on flavor.

With acting as a boon to local kitchens, we've got a number of new options for exotic Thanksgiving dishes to serve up.

Check out today's pick for the tastiest and healthiest Thanksgiving recipe alternatives to help you save on the extra holiday pounds without cutting back on flavor!

Recipe #4

Cauliflower Mashed "Potatoes"

Serves 4


1 head cauliflower
1 clove garlic 
1 leek, white only, split in 4 pieces
1 tablespoon soft-tub margarine, nonhydrogenated
Pepper to taste


Break cauliflower into small pieces. In a good-sized saucepan, steam cauliflower, garlic and leeks in water until completely tender, about 20 to 30 minutes. While cauliflower is hot, puree until the vegetables resemble mashed potatoes. (Use a food processor, of if you prefer a smoother texture, use a blender. Process only a small portion at a time, holding the blender lid on firmly with a tea towel.)

Add a little hot water if vegetables seem dry. Stir in margarine and pepper to taste.

Recipe provided by The Mayo Clinic

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