Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Creamy Mashed Cauliflower

Creamy, cheesy, mashed cauliflower is a wonderful low carb substitute for mashed potatoes. The cauliflower, high in nutrient, is mild in taste which is perfect for the picky eaters. This side dish is easy to dress with different kinds of flavor. You can add garlic, herbs, (unsalted) butter, chicken (or veggie) broth, and your favorite kind of cheese. I used this recipe tonight and I think it's the best one I've found. Unfortunately, I don't have a food processor so my first time came out chunky, ergo, no photo.

1 Medium head cauliflower
1 Tbsp cream cheese, softened
1/4 C grated Parmesan (or your favorite cheese)
1/2 Tsp minced garlic (or garlic powder)
1/8 Tsp straight chicken base or bullion (may substitute 1/2 teaspoon salt or 2 Tbsp broth)
1/8 Tsp black pepper
1/2 Tsp chopped fresh or dry chives, for garnish
3 Tbsp unsalted butter
Optional: 1/4 C buttermilk or skim milk

  1. Set a stockpot of water to boil over high heat.
  2. Clean and cut cauliflower into small pieces. Cook cauliflower in boiling water for about 6 minutes, or until well done. Drain well; do not let cool and pat cooked cauliflower very dry between several layers of paper towels.
  3. In a bowl with an immersion blender, or in a food processor, puree the hot cauliflower with the cream cheese, Parmesan, garlic, chicken base, and black pepper until almost smooth.
  4. (Optional) Garnish with chives
  5. Serve hot with pats of butter.

*Another way to whip up mashed cauliflower is to use your mashed potato recipe, just forgo the potatoes*


1 comment:

Sandy a la Mode said...

love making this!! soo good!

Sandy a la Mode

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