I tried something new this weekend and it came out very good. My mom is visiting and had been wanting to try mashed cauliflower as a substitute for mashed potatoes. Although, I love mashed potatoes they are not that healthy. Mashed cauliflower looks like mashed potatoes and tastes great. Cauliflower is also lower in calories and carbohydrates compared to the potato.
1 Head Cauliflower
1 Clove Garlic, pressed
1 Tablespoon Butter
2 Tablespoons Milk (more or less)
1 oz. Non-Fat Cream Cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
Cut the head of cauliflower to detach the florets. Place in a steam pot or microwave safe dish. Add garlic to cauliflower. Steam the cauliflower florets until soft. I steamed them in the microwave for about 8-9 minutes.
Use a potato masher to break up the cauliflower florets. Add butter and milk. I used a hand blender to mix the cauliflower and make it smooth. Add in the non-fat cream cheese, salt and pepper. Mix until smooth.
- If you are afraid of doing just cauliflower, mix in some mashed potatoes.
- Steaming is better than boiling the cauliflower. Boiling vegetables takes some of the nutrients out.
- Mashed Cauliflower would be wonderful served with the meatloaf muffins!
Make sure to check out the rest of my easy recipes!