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Cauliflower and Potato Mash

Last week, I shared an image of a delicious slow-cooked meal I made in my Thermomix. I shared the recipe during my free Zoom session on “Slow Cooking in the Thermomix.”, and it skarked lots of interest. It’s fantastic how versatile this device is, allowing both guided recipes and manual cooking with the modes buttons. Many of you reached out asking for the recipe, so I’m thrilled to share not just any recipe but my custom adaptation!

Beef Cheek Bourguignon (cookidoo) with mash potato

Originally inspired by the Beef Cheek Bourguignon recipe on Cookidoo, I’ve swapped out a few ingredients to suit what I had on hand, and adjusted things to my (and my husband’s) taste. 😂 This slow-cooked wonder uses the slow cooking mode of the Thermomix without needing the blade cover, making it a breeze to prepare. Here’s how I tweaked the Cookidoo recipe:

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  • Meat: I opted for 800g of gravy beef instead of beef cheeks.
  • Onions: Substituted cocktail onions with chopped brown onions.
  • Wine: Used only 80g of a bold red wine, as it’s quite robust.
  • Stock: Replaced meat stock paste with a single Continental beef stock pot.
  • Vegetables: Instead of Swiss browns, I used celery, but feel free to choose your veggie. We talked about Mire Poix and how that helps boost flavour.

I also reduced the water to 80g to concentrate the flavours and reduce the liquid component. If you want to try the original or compare notes, check out the Beef Cheek Bourguignon on Cookidoo.

What else goes with Mash Potato?

I thought you’d never ask. These are from Becs Table recipes 🙂

Bangers (sausages) and mash with peas.
Cauliflower and potato mash – an easy dinner meal idea

Let’s make some mashed potato (with cauliflower)

Now, what I didn’t expect was that many of you asked about the mash. Let’s dive into that. Cauliflower and Potato Mash recipe Is something I make a fair bit. It’s super easy to do and perfect for pairing with any hearty meal or bangers, for that matter! It only takes 15 minutes or so, and you can adapt it to what you like, really. Check my notes in the recipe card.

Don’t have a Thermomix, no problem. Cook off your potato and cauliflower as you normally would, then mash. For an extra smooth texture, you can always use a potato ricer.

Cauliflower and Potato mash

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We love mash potato, but find that the addition of cauliflower makes a delighful (and somewhat more diet friendly) change to our traditional mash potato
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Australian
Servings 4
Method Thermomix

Equipment

  • 1 Thermomix

Ingredients
  

  • 400 g potato peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 400 g cauliflower washed and cut into small cubes
  • 40 g unsalted butter
  • pinch of salt
  • cream
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions
 

  • Prep Your Veggies: Start by chopping your potatoes and cauliflower into small cubes. This ensures they cook evenly and blend into that perfect creamy consistency we all love.

Cook in the Thermomix:

  • Place the potato, cauliflower, butter, and a pinch of salt into the Thermomix bowl.
  • Secure the lid and measuring cup and set your Thermomix to 15 minutes at 100°C on speed 1.

Blend to Perfection:

  • After cooking, blend the mixture for 10 seconds on speed 7. Peek inside and check the consistency. If it’s not quite smooth enough, give it a few more seconds.

Add Cream and Season:

  • Drizzle in just enough cream to achieve a soft, luxurious texture. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serve It Up:

  • Transfer your mash to a serving dish. For a touch of flair, sprinkle with chopped soft herbs or your favourite winter garnish. Parsley, chives, or even a dash of paprika can make your mash a showstopper.

Notes

Customise It: Feel free to adjust the proportions.  Use all cauliflower for a lower-carb version, or stick to the half-and-half mix to keep everyone guessing.
For Two: If you’re cooking for fewer people, you can easily halve this recipe.  I do it all the time, and it turns out great!
Extra Greens: I sometimes add broccoli stems (chopped, of course) to the cauliflower measurement for an extra veggie boost.
Instead of making it plain, you can use the butter and add a clove or two of garlic at the start.  Chop on speed 5 – 6, then cook that for 3 minutes at 100°C speed 1 before you add the rest of the ingredients and you have a garlic-flavoured mash.  Has that given you some ideas of what else you could do? 

4 Comments

  1. Made this tonight for dinner. So simple and the flavour is amaze balls. Tonight we served it with homemade rissoles which were made with beef and pork mince, bacon, onion garlic and fennel seeds (recipe was actually a sausage roll recipe) very nice dinner tonight

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