Mashed Cauliflower and Kohlrabi

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes

This mashed cauliflower side dish has the creaminess from yogurt combined with the subtle bitterness of the kohlrabi to make this dish shine.

mashed potatoes on a plate

Recently, I was reading an article in People Magazine about Paula Deen’s journey to lose 30 pounds after being diagnosed with Type II diabetes. One line, in particular, stood out regarding her immediate elimination of white foods (potatoes, rice, bread, etc.)Today’s recipe is an ideal swap-out for mashed potato lovers.

The creaminess from the yogurt combined with the subtle bitterness of the kohlrabi and sharp flavors of the horseradish make this dish shine. Proof positive? My husband ate two giant servings.

Never tried kohlrabi before? Check out my TV appearance on EightWest below, a local NBC show, where I demonstrate how to breakdown the crazy-looking member of the turnip family for my tasty Grilled Cheese with Apples, Dijon and Kohlrabi.

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Mashed Cauliflower and Kohlrabi

Mashed Cauliflower and Kohlrabi

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This mashed cauliflower side dish has the creaminess from yogurt combined with the subtle bitterness of the kohlrabi to make this dish shine.
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 10 minutes
TOTAL: 20 minutes
Servings4

Recipe Video

Ingredients
 

  • 1 head cauliflower (cut into florets)
  • 1 kohlrabi (peeled and cut large chunks)
  • ½ cup plain yogurt (low fat or Greek yogurt)
  • 1 tablespoon horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup chives (minced + 2 tbs for garnish)

Instructions
 

  • Using a steamer basket, bring 3 inches of water to a boil then add cauliflower and kohlrabi.
  • Steam until veggies are fork tender – about 8-10 minutes.
  • Once veggies are cooked, pour out the cooking water and remove steamer basket.
  • Add veggies back into the same pan and use a potato masher to smash the cauliflower and kohlrabi together. (Let the kids help!)
  • Next, add in yogurt, horseradish, salt, pepper and 1/4 c of chives.
  • For an even smoother texture, use an immersion blender or electric mixer.
  • Serve with extra chives on top.

Notes

Excellent source of Vitamin C

Nutrition

Calories: 74kcalCarbohydrates: 15.2gProtein: 5.7gFat: 0.5gSaturated Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 386mgFiber: 6.6g

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17 responses to “Mashed Cauliflower and Kohlrabi”

  1. Edie Griffin Jackson Avatar
    Edie Griffin Jackson

    I loved it! after reading the comments i just chopped everything on the fine side, kohlrabi put in first and used immersion blender after 30 minutes…whole family dug it!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      So happy to hear that!!

  2. fiona Avatar
    fiona

    I made this for our evening meal today and it worked well and was very tasty. I put the kohlrabi in the steamer first and for longer than suggested then added the cauliflower half way through. It was hard to mash so I puréed it with the hand blender and it worked a treat! Thank you for sharing this recipe, I will definitely make it again.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      So glad you enjoyed it Fiona!

  3. Julie Avatar
    Julie

    What does the “in” mean in “1 in kohlrabi peeled and cut large chunks?”

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Apologies – we recently transferred my 1000+ recipes to a new program and it didn’t translate perfectly. I’ve edited it!! :)

      1. Julie Avatar
        Julie

        Thanks — that makes more sense now.

  4. Leigh Avatar
    Leigh

    I’d like to subscribe, but I’m Canadian and don’t have a 5-digit zip code. Would you please add me to your dist. list?

  5. Susan Avatar
    Susan

    Great start for using cauliflower and kohlrabi from our CSA. We added additional horseradish, dijon mustard, pepper and salt. Happy to add to our CSA recipe collection.

    1. jane Avatar
      jane

      awful recipe! mustard may have helped.
      please don’t waste your good ingredients on this.

      the kohlrabi didn’t cook at the same rate as the cauliflower, it was still crunchy after the cauliflower was soft. the horseradish didn’t help anything.

      1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
        Liz DellaCroce

        Hi Jane,

        I’m sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy this recipe. Perhaps you didn’t cut the kohlrabi to small enough pieces? Either way I’m sorry it didn’t turn out for you. We love this recipe and my kids eat it all the time!

        1. Brenda Klusmeyer Avatar
          Brenda Klusmeyer

          Screw Jane. Keep on cooking and blogging. I think you’re wonderful. Congratulations on your fine work. Jane Says must be a very shallow, hollow soul. Let’s forgive her and move on.

          1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
            Liz DellaCroce

            Aww thank you!

        2. lora Avatar
          lora

          can you freeze this as it makes a lot

          1. lora Avatar
            lora

            far too watery and I did really drain it well. The flavours just do not compliment each other.
            Also sodium and sugar content is too high if you are on a weight loss diet plan.

          2. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
            Liz DellaCroce

            Sorry you didn’t care for it lora!

          3. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
            Liz DellaCroce

            Absolutely!

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