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Fauxtatoes are mashed cauliflowers (pictured) used as an alternative to mashed potatoes


Blend of faux (artificial, fake) +‎ potatoes.




  1. (plural only) A dish of mashed cauliflower used as an alternative to potatoes by followers of a low-carbohydrate diet.
    • 2010, Dana Carpender, “Sides”, in 1,001 Low-Carb Recipes: Hundreds of Delicious Recipes from Dinner to Dessert that Let You Live Your Low-Carb Lifestyle and Never Look Back, Beverly, Mass.: Fair Winds Press, →ISBN, page 209:
      Cauliflower Purée (a.k.a. "Fauxtatoes") This is a wonderful substitute for mashed potatoes with any dish that has a gravy or sauce.
    • 2014, J. J. Virgin, “Top Swaps and the Virgin Plate”, in The Virgin Diet Cookbook: 150 Easy and Delicious Recipes to Lose Weight and Feel Better Fast, New York, N.Y.: Grand Central Life & Style, →ISBN:
      Are your kids begging for mashed potatoes with their grilled chicken and Brussels sprouts (hooray for you if your kids eat Brussels sprouts!)? Make a healthier choice by switching to faux-tatoes, a blend of pureed cauliflower and coconut milk.
    • 2015, Dana Carpender, “Hot Vegetable Sides”, in Paleo/Primal in 5 Ingredients or Less: More than 200 Sugar-Free, Grain-Free, Gluten-Free Recipes, Beverly, Mass.: Fair Winds Press, →ISBN, page 128:
      Fauxtatoes are a great stand-in for mashed potatoes, especially if you have a super tasty gravy to soak up.
  2. plural of fauxtato.