Originally Posted by PrincessFiona60
It doesn't have the starch that potatoes have. I think you could do it well if you keep the rest of the ingredients the same. I've used it mainly as a potato substitute in soups and stews where potatoes are not the focus of the dish.
A GREAT substitute for mashed potatoes is mashed cauliflower. You just boil it or steam it until it is extremely tender than treat it like you would mashed potatoes, although I've found that I generally use less liquid for the mash, especially if I boil the cauliflower.
I like mashed cauliflower as much, if not more, than mashed potatoes. Honestly, I never thought any such words would come from me when I was younger....
I discovered this when Craig's brother came to live with us for a while after one of the hurricanes here in Florida trashed his house. He was a diabetic so I had to change the way I cooked somewhat.