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Live Well Sneaky Mashed Potatoes

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – This Food Friday, Live Well Alabama is cooking Sneaky Mashed Potatoes. Can you keep a secret? Try Sneaky Mashed Potatoes with hidden cauliflower. Hiding vegetables in foods is a good way to get kids to eat healthy.


  • 3 large potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 10-ounce package or 1 head of cauliflower, fresh and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 slices cheese
  • 1/3 cup milk


Place potatoes, cauliflower, and salt in saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium. Cook for 20 minutes on medium or until potatoes are soft. Drain and return to the pan. Add butter and cheese. Mash thoroughly. Add milk and mix until creamy.

Live Well Alabama

Live Well Alabama is a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed) initiative developed by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Auburn University. This initiative reaches residents across the state with research-based education.

“Our goal is to raise awareness of healthy lifestyle choices,” said Dr. Sondra Parmer, Alabama Extension specialist with SNAP-Ed. “Through this initiative, we hope individuals with limited budgets will make healthy food choices and choose physically active lifestyles.”

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Live Well Alabama provides numerous recipes that are simple and budget-friendly.

More Information

Download a PDF of the Sneaky Mashed Potatoes recipe.

Live Well Alabama has additional recipes that can be found on the Alabama Extension website.

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