These mashed cauliflower sweet potatoes are a delicious twist on a classic comfort food!
Until recently, cauliflower hardly ever got any love. Let’s be honest, cauliflower is like the younger, less popular sibling of broccoli. It’s almost always the last vegetable left on a veggie platter. Personally, I love cauliflower…but what does it even taste like?
Then one day, someone, somewhere (probably a culinary genius), decided to grate a cauliflower and call it cauliflower rice. And that’s when the magic began and cauliflower was throttled into the vegetable limelight. It’s been having a moment ever since. I remember the first time a recipe I was making called for cauliflower rice. I was super puzzled and had to look it up. I remember thinking, “What kind of rice is cauliflower rice?”
But I digress! If you’re looking for an easy way to sneak in some more veggies, look no further. Combined with the heavy cream, the cauliflower is so fluffy, it’s hard to believe it’s cauliflower. I was in awe and couldn’t wait to dip my spoon in for a taste. They’re so creamy, buttery (definitely don’t skimp on the butter, by the way), sweet and savory! Gone are the days when one is left wondering how to adequately describe the taste and flavor of cauliflower (this dish smells and tastes like heaven!)…gone are the days of this once neglected crudité. Move over broccoli, a heaping bowl of mashed cauliflower sweet potatoes deserves a spot on the Thanksgiving table!
- 2 large sweet potatoes
- 2 cups cauliflower
- 4 tablespoons butter plus more for serving
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- Salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place sweet potatoes directly on center rack and cook for 1 hour or until they are completely tender, then remove from oven and allow time to cool.
Peel sweet potatoes and discard the skin. Place in a large mixing bowl. Add butter, salt, pepper nutmeg and mash together.
Meanwhile, steam the cauliflower and transfer to a food processor. Combine the cauliflower with heavy cream and puree until smooth and fluffy.
Place the mashed sweet potatoes and pureed cauliflower into a serving bowl. Gently swirl together but do not completely combine.
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