I love cooked cauliflower. My mother used to boil it and serve it with a little butter, S and P. Mashed cauliflower has become a popular alternative to mashed potatoes with the added bonus of fewer carbs and zero starch.
I came up with this simple mashed cauliflower recipe for my family. I didn’t want the kids to get hung up on the appearance of the cauliflower, so I decided to leverage their affinity for mashed potatoes. My simple mashed cauliflower was a hit with three of them, and I think I can convince Johnny after a some more taste tests.
Simple Mashed Cauliflower
1 head cauliflower
1/3 pkg light cream cheese
2 tbs butter
1/2 c. – 3/4c. skim milk
S&P to taste
Get a pot of water boiling on the stove. Add 1 T. kosher salt.
Quickly remove the cauliflower from the stalk by wrapping it in a towel and banging it white side down on the counter. Then add the cauliflower to the pot and let it boil in the pot with the lid on for 12 – 15 minutes (until soft).
Add the cream cheese, butter and milk to your food processor.
Transfer the cooked cauliflower to the food processor.
Just a few taps on my food processor, and it is ready to eat!
Variations on Simple Mashed Cauliflower
Here are some additional options to dress up this recipe. It really is a great recipe to experiment with…
chopped walnuts or other nuts
peas (fold in)
By the way, some people add some mashed potatoes to the mix to dilute the cauliflower taste/texture.