Festive Holiday sides dishes from Country Crock {Giveaway}

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Main courses are a no brainer during the holidays – turkey, ham, roast beef, chicken, or maybe even fish. But what to do when it comes to deciding on sides? It’s a big debate in our house every year.  (Don’t believe me? Check out the debacle we had about Thanksgiving sides).  Most of my family members would be content with calorie-laden favorites such as mac n cheese, sausage stuffing and marshmallow-topped sweet potatoes. But, I like to add a few healthy options to the mix.  Hello, salad anyone?

So this year, I’m taking a recipe from the folks at Country Crock for Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Cauliflower. I like the idea of having the same creaminess and flavor of good old-fashioned potatoes, yet mixing in cauliflower for an added veggie punch. All in all you use less potatoes, which means less carbs and calories. Here’s the recipe – super simple to follow and takes less than 30 minutes:



  • 2 medium Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 3 cups cauliflower florets
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • 3 Tbsp. Country Crock® Spread
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped flat-leaf parsley


  1. Cover potatoes, cauliflower and garlic with water in 3-quart saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  2. Reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered until vegetables are very tender, about 15 minutes; drain.
  3. Return vegetables to saucepan; mash. Stir in remaining ingredients.

One lucky Savvy Sassy Mom reader will win a Country Crock Holiday Veggie Kit:




  • 1 coupon for a free tub any flavor Country Crock and a veggie preparation tip sheet
  • Four Country Crock holiday recipe cards for Holiday Broccoli Saute, Baked Spiced Squash, Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Cauliflower, and Easy Creamed Corn.
  • William Sonoma Vegetable Chop and Measure
  • Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick Bronze 12″ Frying Pan.

Disclosure:  I received compensation in the form of a Holiday Veggie Kit from Country Crock for this article, but all the opinions are my own!

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Meet the Author | Christina Montoya Fiedler

Christina Montoya Fiedler is a Los Angeles native - born and raised. Before becoming a mom, and writing for various parenting sites so she could be home full time with her son, she was a publicist representing environmentally progressive architects and contractors - one of whom just finished building a home completely out of parts from a Boeing 747. Now that's cool!

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  1. My favorite holiday side dish is dressing, unless the desserts count as a side dish? Ha!

  2. My favorite holiday side dish is yam casserole topped with pecans. Thanks!

  3. My favorite holiday side is my grandpa’s mashed potato recipe

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