Crave Mashed Potatoes? Try Cauliflower Mash

Need some mash to go with those bangers? I found this great recipe for mashed cauliflower on and then modified it a touch to make it more buttery.

Ingredients (makes 4 medium portions)

  • 1 medium cauliflower
  • 1 tablespoon cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated Parmesan
  • 1/2 of a small clove of garlic (or 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic) (I made the mistake of putting too much garlic on my first attempt by putting in one large clove of garlic, and it was seriously garlicky!)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 3 tablespoon unsalted butter (softened)
Cauliflower Florets in Boiling Water

Cauliflower Florets in Boiling Water

  1. Boil a pot of water.
  2. Break up the cauliflower into florets and place into the boiling water (see photo above).
  3. Boil for 8 minutes on high heat (make sure the florets are pretty soft and easy to cut with a fork).
  4. Drain the cauliflower but do not cool. Instead, dry the florets with some paper towels and place into the food processor.
  5. Add the cream cheese, grated parmesan cheese, garlic, salt, pepper, and butter into the food processor and blend until it’s pretty smooth (see photo below). This may take a minute or two.
  6. Cauliflower Mash in Food Processor

    Cauliflower Mash in Food Processor

  7. Ready to serve. You can sprinkle some chives on top to make it look prettier – I mixed it into the mash (see the photo below).
Cauliflower Mash

Cauliflower Mash

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