Garlic Mashed Cauliflower Recipe {disguised as mashed potatoes}

Mashed cauliflower is a healthier take on America's favorite side dish - mashed potatoes

One of the many joys of the holidays is all of the appetizers, sides and desserts. I always look forward to those dishes you don’t make every day because they’re a little too indulgent. Dips, potatoes, pies, oh my! It’s no wonder we all rush to the gym in January. I’ve been striving to work toward a balance this holiday season, without having to compromise great flavor.

Easy, flavorful garlic mashed cauliflower - it's like mashed potatoes without the carbs!

Mashed cauliflower is eerily similar, without the carbs. Not to mention, I’m always looking for ways to boost my intake of veggies and protein {and desperately need to reduce my carbs}. 

Mashed cauliflower is a healthier take on America's favorite side dish - mashed potatoes

I included everything I love in mashed potatoes in my mashed cauliflower – garlic, salt, pepper, butter, fairlife milk, cream cheese, parmesan and fresh herbs. The freshest ingredients make the best dishes and topping a dish with fresh herbs is like putting a centerpiece on a table. It brings it to life and makes it feel special. 

Easy, flavorful mashed cauliflower recipe that's even more flavorful than mashed potatoes

 

garlic and rosemary mashed cauliflower recipe - perfect for healthier holiday get togethers

I make mashed cauliflower like I make mashed potatoes. I add whole fairlife ultra-filtered milk to give them a rich, creamy flavor. You can puree your cauliflower or leave it slightly chunky, depending on how you like your mashed cauliflower or mashed potatoes {if you’ve never tried it}. My nephew describes them as mashed potatoes, but better and more flavorful. 

Easy, flavorful garlic mashed cauliflower - it's like mashed potatoes without the carbs!

 

a healthier take on America's favorite side dish - mashed potatoes

 

How to steam cauliflower

The other secret to incredible mashed cauliflower is steaming the cauliflower rather than boil it. So, I just add my steamer to a pot, put the lid on and prep the remaining ingredients while it steams until tender {in less than 10 minutes}.

Garlic Mashed Cauliflower Recipe

Preparation 10 mins 2017-06-28T00:10:00+00:00 Cook Time 10 mins 2017-06-28T00:10:00+00:00
Serves 8     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1/2 c fairlife whole milk
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 c fresh grated parmesan
  • rosemary {or fresh herb of your choice}
  • cracked pepper

Instructions

  1. Fill pot with water just below where the steamer rests. Add cauliflower and lid. Steam for 10 minutes over high heat.
  2. Add florets to food processor until desired texture.
  3. In food processor or mixing bowl, add milk, cream cheese, and garlic. Fold in parmesan.
  4. Garnish with rosemary and fresh cracked pepper.

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Garlic Mashed Cauliflower Recipe
 
Recipe Type: side
Author: Julie Blanner
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • ½ c fairlife whole milk
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • ½ c fresh grated parmesan
  • rosemary {or fresh herb of your choice}
  • cracked pepper
Instructions
  1. Fill pot with water just below where the steamer rests. Add cauliflower and lid. Steam for 10 minutes over high heat.
  2. Add florets to food processor until desired texture.
  3. In food processor or mixing bowl, add milk, cream cheese, and garlic. Fold in parmesan.
  4. Garnish with rosemary and fresh cracked pepper.
 


 

I can’t wait to see if Chris even notices the difference! 

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