Cauliflower or Mock Potato Salad

Cauliflower or Mock Potato Salad

3.3 of 5 (71)
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 125.5
  • Total Fat: 6.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 6.9 mg
  • Sodium: 248.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 14.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.4 g
  • Protein: 4.9 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Cauliflower or Mock Potato Salad calories by ingredient


Introduction

This has been a great substitute for potato salad for me. This has been a great substitute for potato salad for me.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 large head cauliflower
    5 tbsp light mayonnaise
    1/4 cup milk, nonfat
    6 tsp Splenda
    2 tsp yellow mustard
    2/3 tbsp cider vinegar

Directions

Cut cauliflower into florets.
Mix remaining ingredients together and pour over cauliflower.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JULIAAWATTS26.

Member Ratings For This Recipe


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    Bad
    20 of 21 people found this review helpful
    This recipe as is leaves something to be desired. You don't serve potato salad raw! I made modifications by lightly steaming cauliflower (until barely soft NOT mushy!), adding diced celery, onion, chopped egg, & used cream instead of milk to lower carb count.Turned out MUCH better than above recipe! - 11/16/08


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    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
    I used to make something similar to this years ago back in the 60's when I first started with Weight Watchers. It was great, and I DID add the normal things like egg and pickles. Dividing it and ate it in several portions. - 3/24/10


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    Bad
    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
    I make a cooked version of this, but figured I'd give it a try. Definately NOT something I'll make again. I want the flavor and texture of Potato salad, not cauliflower with dressing. - 11/16/08


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    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    my sister made this a few years back and it was wonderful she added the celery and some egg same as reg potato salad in fact my nephew was upset after eating two large helpings because he found out and he "does not like cauliflower" lol funny did not mind while he was eating it. - 11/16/08


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    8 of 12 people found this review helpful
    I find the exclusion of fats a bit troubling since they are required in any diet and the use of artificial sweeteners is verboten in my house since they create an increased desire to eat. I make this however I use regular products since the quatities are small. Buttermilk will add an addtional layer - 3/24/10


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    Bad
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    While I like mock mashed potatoes, this did not pass muster as potato salad. I wont be using it again - 3/23/08


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    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I used half Best Foos Canola mayo and half low fat sour cream to reduce the calories. Also added an egg, celery and green onion. Yum! This is great at lunchtime. - 3/23/08


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    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I am confused why people keep referring to it as a mock mashed potatoes recipe.. it says mock potato salad.. i agree that it makes more sense to cook the cauliflower a little before.. - 11/17/08


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    Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Resembles the taste of potato salad & is very healthy. I even hard boiled egg & cut up the egg white in it. My dog enjoyed the egg yolk! - 3/23/08


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    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I added some shredded carrot, and a hard boiled egg and it was really tastey. I also lightly steamed the cauliflower - 11/16/08


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    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This is mock potatoe salad, not mashed potatoes! Maybe that is why it did not satisfy the mashed potatoe fans! - 11/16/08


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    O.K.
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    A good beginning, but where are the veggies? Pimiento or bell pepper, celery, onion, pickles, eggs - dill, anything you would put in potato salad is great in this cauliflower salad. Oh, and if you are trying to mimic potato salad, then you need to cook the cauliflower - who wants raw potato salad? - 3/23/08


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    Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I absolutely love this. Have had it every week and even made it for Easter. My son liked it too. I also use the "sauce" and mix with a bag of premade cole slaw it is wonderful and even lower in calories (if that is possible!) - 3/23/08


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    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I didn't call it "mock mashed potatoes" when I served it to my family. Instead I referred to it as a new cauliflower recipe I wanted to try. So no one was comparing it to mashed potatoes and loved it! Hahaha! :-) - 3/23/08


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    O.K.
    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I think raw cauliflower is difficult to digest. - 3/24/10


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    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I liked it, but, like potato salad, I added lots of veggies, radishesm hredded carrots,green onions are but a few - 3/24/10


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    Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Very good, will make it again. A great way to lower the carb count during the summer when you want a side of potato salad. - 5/28/09


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    Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I love this....I cook the cauliflower and use it like regular mashed potatoes and I also make the salad....
    I personally think this is outstanding.....
    - 3/23/08


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    Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I LIKE THIS,BUT USE CREAM INSTEAD OF MILK TO MAKE IT LOW CARB - 3/23/08


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    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Am putting cauliflower on my shopping list to try this. I will add chopped celery, onions, pickle relish, and boiled eggs. Will let you know how it turns out! Keeping my fingers crossed! - 3/24/10


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    Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I tried it with raw cauliflower, somewhat OK will try it again next time with Cauli lightly steamed.
    I used fatfree fromage frais instead of milk and it very creamy
    - 3/23/08


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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    A very good substitute..enjoyed by family..both good and healthy - 9/3/07


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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My husband and I liked this very much. - 7/16/07


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    Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I liked it! - 5/6/07


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    Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    IsnĀ“t just like potato, but great flavour! - 3/12/07


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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    i had to cook mine, i knew i wouldn't like it raw, so cooked and cooled...green capsicum and celery, and bestfoods mayo (Coz its nice and thick) and added beetroot and a litle juice, most of my kids liked it too - 4/25/10


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    O.K.
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    try yogurt or fat-free sour cream instead of mayo. - 3/24/10


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    great recipe - love cauliflower - 3/24/10


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    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I can't imagine eating a 1/4 of a head of cauliflower. Holy Molely!! Maybe the portion size should be looked at. I use shredded and steamed cauliflower as a sub. for rice. Now I can use it here also. Thank you, editors, for directing my attention to this alt. - 3/24/10


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    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I'm afraid this doesn't appeal to me at all. - 3/24/10


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    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great for Cauliflower lovers like myself - I keep florets in water in the fridge to munch on- will try this with green onion and shredded carrots and also steam the Cauliflower first - at nearly 82 thought I'd heard it all , diet recipes that is ! - 3/24/10


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    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Not for me - 3/24/10


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    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Do you cook the cauliflour? That steps seems to be missing... - 3/23/08


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    Bad
    Well.... I don't think I'd make this. - 1/1/21


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    This salad is soooo delicious!!! - 7/17/20


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    O.K.
    not crazy about this recipe - 5/14/20


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    Thanks for the great new way of using cauliflower. - 2/26/20


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    Good
    This was okay but not a favorite at our house. - 10/25/19


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    Good
    Great spin on a classic recipe. - 10/23/19


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    Incredible!
    I love this cauliflower or mock potato salad Recipe! Yummy - 10/12/19


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    Potatoes aren't the only thing missing from this recipe. I hate raw cauliflower. Missing onions, green peppers, dill seeds, diced boiled eggs. - 1/29/19


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    Will try. - 1/9/19


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    If you like it a little softer you can steam the cauliflower for 3 minutes and then cold dip it and drain well. You can also use half & half cauliflower & potatoes when you steam it. More calories but less than conventional potato salad and less carbs too. - 10/8/18


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    Bad
    I don't understand the purpose for the splenda .. I will try this using steamed cauliflower of course and add in a few more ingredients.. - 7/14/18


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    Very Good
    This was a great idea, but I made it more like my traditional potato salad, Same as other comments I steamed the caulifwer first, and added onions, celery, bell pepper, parsley, and chopped boiled eggs. - 10/6/17


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    Good
    I made this instead of mayo and splender used olive oil and a bit of vinegar - 9/11/17


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    I was going to try this and realized that you don't cook the cauliflower. Sorry but that does not appeal to me and I was not really up for trying to alter. - 8/21/17


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    Very Good
    I would have given this five stars, except that it had Splenda in it. I left that out and added some chopped celery and hard-cooked eggs, as well as lightly cooking the cauliflower first. This recipe gave me a great start to a "potato" salad that is VERY good! - 1/12/16


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    Bad
    I boiled the Cauliflower and added green olives and onions. No sweetner, No milk, No vinager. Added hard boiled eggs. It was wonderful! - 2/18/14


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    Incredible!
    I added some celery seed, celery and onion....and used dijon mustard...delicious! - 4/9/11


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    Incredible!
    not for me - 12/30/10


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    We had a dish similar to this during a cooking show..but was steamed first. I prefer it steamed, versus raw. - 12/21/10


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    I have made "MOCK" potato salad for years, but I cook the cauliflower first. My family LOVES it. I put the same things in it that I put in the Real stuff. (no sugar!!!) - 12/1/10


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    lacks taste/flavor - 11/30/10


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    Short and easy. Great substitute for potato salad - 11/30/10


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    Good
    all good except the Splenda. - 11/30/10


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    O.K.
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    does not suit me! - 11/30/10


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    Incredible!
    This is the 2nd time Ive made this---- and this time, funny enough, I enjoyed it--- - 11/30/10


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    I have a recipe like this but use some turkey bacon, sliced seedless red grapes,some toasted sliced almonds and a lil handful of reduced fat shredded cheddar. I use reg sugar too like a TBS. Maybe u should call it cauliflower salad..it seems to get peoples panties in a bunch otherwise.. - 7/30/10


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    Very Good
    i really liked it. it was a different tasty flavor. i assumed and steamed the cauliflower.the only thing next time i will use a little less splenda. it went great next to my baked chicken. - 6/11/10


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    Very Good
    I like raw cauliflower and the dressing was super! No need for extras for me. - 5/29/10


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    Very Good
    I like this... I didn't have mayo, so I cooked and cut up the cauliflower, the fresh organic eggs, diced up a shallot & mixed this togethe &put in the fridge. The next day I wanted to taste it and see if it remotely tasted like Potatoe Salad, and I loved it w/ a tad bit of creamy horsradish; yum! - 5/26/10


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    I love cauliflower too. I also have one in my refrigerator. If it is possible to make this using sweet n low instead of splenda i will try it tomorrow. - 3/27/10


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    Good
    I like raw cauliflower but I think I'd prefer this recipe with lightly steamed florets instead of raw. Other than that, it's just fine with a little chopped pickle & grated carrot for color! - 3/26/10


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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'm going to try this tonight and see if my boyfriend likes it! I mean, he likes cauliflower so why not?! :D - 3/25/10


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    An intriguing idea and I love some of the suggestions others have added. My BF likes cauliflower, so this could be a success! - 3/24/10


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    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Potatoes in potato salad are cooked, not raw, I wouldn't even consider making this recipe much less enjoying it and I love cauliflower. BAD RECIPE. - 3/24/10


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    Bad
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Not my cup of tea. I was like others expecting the texture of potato salad but the cauliflower was raw. The flavors left more to be desired. - 3/24/10


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    I will sure make this, I'm always looking for a new salad, or new way to make veggies. Thank you. - 3/24/10


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    Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'm constantly on the lookout for something like this-----I'm going to try substituting other Vegetables too!!!! - 3/24/10


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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sounds really good. will have to file this recipe so i can make it one of these days. - 3/24/10


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    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    i love cauliflower...but can't eat it...it's high in purines... - 3/24/10


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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I will definitely try this, as I have always loved cauliflower. - 3/24/10


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    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Taste like something a person would throw together without thinking. I would not make this again and I threw it in the trash after trying it. It was awful tasting. - 3/24/10


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    O.K.
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It's just barely OK. Nothing like potato salad to me. - 3/24/10


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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    very good - 3/24/10


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    O.K.
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds interesting... I was wondering about using the frozen cauliflower ~ but after reading the reviews about it needing to be cooked... I think it'll work. I was looking for something to take to a country dinner... hee hee Thanks! - 3/24/10


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    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Will try this out - 3/24/10


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    You've got to be kidding me ! Just call it what it is. I will make this tonight ! - 11/18/08


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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Who's reading mashed? It doesn't say a thin about mashing--just florets! and yes, at least blanch them. - 11/17/08


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    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I like it - 11/17/08


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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I like the idea - but I would think if you at least blanched the cauliflower so it wasn't raw (potatoes in potato salad aren't raw) it would be pretty good. May try with that modification when I get some cauliflower next week. - 11/16/08


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    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love cauliflower but in recent years it hasn't agreed w/ me too well. Nevertheless, I'd like to try this recipe as it sounds great to me! And yes, I think it's supposed to be cooked. Hard to mash raw ones! So...I'll wait and see whether it should get 1 or 5 stars. - 11/16/08


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    Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I HAVE MADE THIS AND IT'S GREAT, MIGHT JUST MAKE IT FOR THANKSGIVING, IT'S GOOD ANYTIME. - 11/16/08


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    Bad
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I did not like and wont be making it again - 11/16/08


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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds so good, but due to allergies, I can't have milk, mayo, Splenda, or mustard. I would love some ideas for substitutions. Anyone? - 3/23/08


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    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    i didn't make but will give it a try - 3/23/08


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    0 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Won't make, don't like cauliflower or potato salad - 3/23/08


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    0 of 6 people found this review helpful
    doesn't sound like something I would try. - 3/23/08


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    Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds interesting, but I think I would blanch or steam the cauliflower first. - 3/23/08


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    O.K.
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I just missed the potato taste too much to enjoy this! - 3/23/08


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    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    HMmmm. Seems simple enough! Hope the gas content is better than with potatoes? I'll try it. - 3/23/08


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    Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I will be making this one for sure:) - 3/23/08


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    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    REALLY VERY GOOD AND HEALTHY - 3/23/08


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    Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I like it but for family not quite the same - 3/23/08


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    0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    ??? - 3/23/08


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    Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Didn't go over so well with the kids who wanted mashed potatoes but the adults liked it! - 3/19/07