Weekly Meal Options

Hello Happy Cookers!

This is one of my most popular dishes on the weekly meals menu: Moist and smoky-sweet BBQ Turkey Meatloaf accompanied by Creamy Mashed Cauliflower and Peas/Carrots with Dill.    Easy to heat and eat – a perfect weeknight treat! (Cauliflower recipe follows)

Weeknight Meal: BBQ Turkey Meatloaf, Creamy Mashed Cauliflower, Peas & Carrots with Dill

Weeknight Meal: BBQ Turkey Meatloaf, Creamy Mashed Cauliflower, Peas & Carrots with Dill


Creamy Mashed Cauliflower
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 4
Sneak in extra veggies with an often under-used ingredient: cauliflower. I use a little russet potato for structure.
  • 1 medium head white cauliflower, broken into medium-sized florets
  • ½ small russet potato, peeled and diced
  • ½ cup milk or cream, warmed
  • 2-3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon fresh chives, minced
  1. Fill a large pot with water and place over medium-high heat on stove.
  2. Once the water reaches a low boil, add 1-2 tablespoons of salt.
  3. Add cauliflower and potato to pot and allow salted water to return to low boil and cook vegetables until tender, about 10-15 minutes.
  4. Remove pot from stove and drain water by pouring contents into a colander. Return vegetables to pot and place pot over low heat on stove. You want to see the steam evaporating from the cauliflower and potato; continue to cook until all of the moisture is cooked out, about 2-3 minutes. (This step will ensure fluffiness and texture in the finished dish.)
  5. Pour cauliflower and potato into a large bowl and cream until smooth using a potato masher.
  6. Add milk or cream and butter and stir with a spoon until thoroughly mixed. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Serve with fresh chives and enjoy!