Mashed Cauliflower Experiment

Cheesy Mashed CauliflowerThank you all so much for your kind words about our new house!  We are totally stoked to be able to get moved in soon and start a new chapter in our lives!

But enough about that, let’s talk about mashed cauliflower.

With certain diets that are trending right now, cauliflower has sprung up as a staple veggie and one that can be used in a lot of ways.

A common way that I have been seeing it used is as a replacement for mashed potatoes.

Say wha?

Mashed cauliflower or cauliflower puree, if you’re trying to be fancy, is pretty simple to make and it’s been popping up everywhere.

I decided to see what all the fuss was about and make my own.

I made it the way I make mashed potatoes.  The only difference being the cauliflower gets put in a food processor verses a stand mixer.

I washed, and cut up a whole head of cauliflower and added it to some salted boiling water.  I let it boil for about 5 minutes or until it was fork tender.

I drained it and then put the cauliflower back in the hot pot to help get rid of excess moisture.

In the food processor it went with milk, butter, and some cheddar for extra flavor.  A little salt, pepper, and garlic powder added for seasoning.

I pureed it until it got creamy and dished it up on plates.

Cheesy mashed cauliflowerBoth Scott and I really enjoyed this as a side dish.  It had the consistency of really creamy mashed potatoes but don’t fooled, it doesn’t taste like mashed potatoes.

It tastes like what it is, cauliflower.

I would definitely make this again for an easy side dish and a great way to have another veggie on the plate.  Would I use it as a sub for mashed potatoes?

Not on your life.  My Polish grandma would roll over in her grave and that is not the kind of juju I need.

What about you, have you tried mashed cauliflower before?

Have fun kids, and remember, always play with your food!  Enjoy!

4 thoughts on “Mashed Cauliflower Experiment

  1. Karen says:

    My sister in law made mashed cauliflower at Easter. It was great with the Spiral Cut Honey Ham and I didn’t even miss the potatoes!

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