This mashed cauliflower gives you a low carb, low calorie, high nutrient and high protein alternative to garlic mashed potatoes with the same smooth consistency everyone will love.
For the Love of Cauliflower
Cauliflower really has just made a huge comeback. From something we were scared to eat as children, to the Renaissance Man of cuisine. We have cauliflower pizza crusts, cauliflower “wings”, cauliflower gnocchi, even cauliflower alfredo sauce. And today we are talking about one of my favorite ways to use this veggie – mashed cauliflower “potatoes.”
This dish is so perfect for any dinner side dish, but I always particularly love bringing it to my family’s Thanksgiving dinner. Everyone is shocked when they find out this is made from cauliflower and is ten times healthier than their beloved mashed potatoes. Not to say I don’t love mashed potatoes, because I definitely do. But I like to have a little bit of both and I just love seeing the looks on peoples’ faces when they realize healthy can be tasty too 🙂
Of course this is not 100% identical to mashed potatoes, I don’t want to steer you wrong there. If you put the two side by side you will see they are different. But it really does make just the best alternative and creates a crazy similar texture and taste!
Let’s Make Mashed Cauliflower!
If you don’t want to buy whole heads of cauliflower you can swap for two bags of florets that can be steamed in the microwave. I’d cook for at least 4 minutes (the high end of the instructions) so that they are soft enough, and then you can just add some water.
You can also add milk (or dairy free milk) instead of water. While it does add another required ingredient, I think it makes it even creamier!
To get a great flavor, add your favorite spices. I love cayenne pepper and garlic, so that is what you will see in my recipe, but feel free to play around if there is another herb your family loves.
Lastly, don’t feel guilty including your favorite potato toppings. If you love cheese and bacon bits on mashed potatoes, go ahead and add some. Your dish will still be much healthier than the buttery potato alternative, and the key to remember is just not to go overboard, enjoy everything in moderation, and enjoy every bite you take!
In addition to the listed ingredients, you will need:
- a large microwave safe bowl
- a large microwave safe plate
- food processor
Let me know what your family thinks!Print
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