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Luscious Sweet Potato Cauliflower Mash

A decadant vegan side dish, perfect for your holiday gatherings or as a movie night snack!
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cauliflower, Luscious, Sweet Potato
Dietary Preference: dairy free, Gluten-Free, nut free, paleo-friendly, vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 4 people


  • 1 lb cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • 1 1/2 lb large orange sweet potatoes, cut into 1/2 inch (1 cm) cubes
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, skin on
  • 1/2 tsp  salt + some freshly cracked pepper
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh sage
  • 2 tsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/4-1/3 cup unsweetened cashew, oat or almond milk


  • Preheat oven to 425 and prepare a rimmed cookie sheet with parchment.
  • In a large bowl, toss cauliflower, sweet potato and garlic with oil, salt and pepper and pour onto cookie sheet.
  • Tuck garlic between other veggies so it's less likely to burn.
  • Roast for 20 minutes, check that garlic isn't burning and roast for 10 minutes more. Garlic should be soft, the cauliflower starting to brown and everything fork tender. Carefully set garlic aside.
  • Add roasted vegetables to the food processor, squeeze garlic out of its skin and add to food processor along with butter, sage and maple syrup. Puree until well blended, then, start drizzling in cashew milk to achieve desired consistency. 
  • I added just over 1/4 cup to create a smooth texture. Taste, and adjust salt or maple syrup if necessary.
  • Tip: You can absolutely mash this recipe by hand, which will result in a more rustic mash but it is absolutely delicious.