Healthy Appetizer Recipe
Minni Mashed Cauliflower
appetizer recipe is something my mom would make us kids with some
The original recipe called for mashed potatoes, regular hot dogs and
To make it healthier with less fat, carbohydrates and calories, we use
mashed cauliflower instead of potatoes.
We have also modified it to use low fat cheese, skim milk and fat free
sour cream. Even if you are not a big fan of cauliflower, the mashed
version is not so bad.
If you are a big fan of mashed potatoes and just don't like
cauliflower, then used mashed potatoes instead of the cauliflower.
But be prepared to add more calories, carbohydrates and points for the
Minni Mashed Cauliflower
Hot dogs are a favorite
for many people and these cheesy mashed cauliflower dogs make a great
appetizer, snack or even the main course.
These are best eaten when
still warm but taste just find cold as well. So make up a few for your
next party or dinner. This is one of my favorite appetizer recipes to
Appetizer, Diabetic, Main Dish, Meat, Snack
Degree of Difficulty
- 8 each Turkey hot dog
- 8 ounces low fat
- 2 each
- 4 Tbs Sour
Cream, fat free
- 2 tbs Butter,
- 1/4 cup Skim Milk
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Cut hot dogs
lengthwise in half without cutting all the way through.
- Place hot dogs on
a baking sheet.
- Chop cauliflower
into small pieces.
- In a medium sauce
pan, bring 2 cups of water to a simmer.
- Add the
cauliflower and cook for about 15 minutes or until it is very tender.
- Drain completely
and pat dry if needed.
- Add milk, sour
cream and butter to the cooked cauliflower.
- Using a hand
mixer, blend together until smooth. If you like your mashed potatoes
chunky, then don't blend as long so you get chunky mashed cauliflower.
- While the mashed
cauliflower is still hot, add half the cheddar cheese and blend
- Place the cheesy
mashed cauliflower into the halved hot dogs.
- Sprinkle the
remaining cheese evenly over the hot dogs.
- Place into the
oven and bake at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes or until cheese is
melted and bubbling slightly.
- Remove from oven
and cut each dog into thirds.
- Place on tray and serve while
Preparation Time: 10
Cooking Time: 15
Nutrition Facts for Mini Mashed
Cauliflower Appetizer Recipe
Nutrition facts shown below are per serving. The number of serving is
noted in the header section below.
The serving size is the first item noted on the nutrition facts table.
|Nutrition Per Serving
Number of Servings: 24
| Sat Fat
Weight Watchers Points
Orig. WW Pts:2
Points Plus: 2
The nutrition for the cauliflower was not used when calculating WW
If you want
to turn this appetizer recipe into a main course do not cut hot dogs
into thirds. Cottage cheese or applesauce make a great side dish for
Try making these Italian
stuffed mushrooms for another great appetizer recipe
Sweet Mini Peppers
little mini peppers are filled with low fat cream cheese and topped off
with seasonings. Just place them on the grill or in the oven. They make
a great appetizer, snack or even a side dish.
nachos are made with ground turkey instead of beef so there are fewer
fats and calories than the traditional nachos. Top them off with
lettuce, tomatoes and salsa for a yummy appetizer.
appetizer recipe is a great way to get in your veggies for the day. Spread
some low fat cream cheese on slices of turkey and wrap up the asparagus
spear to complete this snack idea.
breakfast bars are perfect for a quick on the go meal or even as a
snack during the day. The juicy sweet taste of the blackberries also
make these a yummy dessert idea.
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