Garlic Mashed Cauliflower Recipe {Cauliflower Garlic Mashed Potatoes}

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  • Replace carbs with veggies with this delicious Mashed Cauliflower recipe. It’s easy, flavorful and no one will know its cauliflower garlic mashed potatoes!

    Replace carbs with veggies with this delicious Mashed Cauliflower recipe. It's easy, flavorful and no one will know its cauliflower garlic mashed potatoes!

    Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

    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.

    I’m Ready To See The Garlic Mashed Cauliflower Recipe

    Below you can find all of my favorite tips and tricks, essential cooking info, and similar recipe ideas relating to the recipe. If you’d rather get right to the point and skip all of that you can go straight to this sweet and savory cornbread recipe. Simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.

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

    Does Mashed Cauliflower Taste Like Mashed Potatoes?

    Mashed cauliflower is eerily similar, to mashed potatoes, without the carbs. I’m always looking for ways to boost my intake of veggies and protein, and desperately need to reduce my carbs, so this recipe was a no-brainer for me!

    When made correctly, no one will know they are actually cauliflower garlic mashed potatoes. It’s the perfect way to get picky eaters to get their veggie intake!

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

    How to Prepare Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

    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

    How To Make Mashed Cauliflower Creamy

    I make mashed cauliflower like I make mashed potatoes. I add whole fair life ultra-filtered milk to give them a rich, creamy flavor. Another tip is to puree your cauliflower to give it the real texture of mashed potatoes.

    You can also 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.

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

    Secrets For Perfectly Disguised Cauliflower Garlic Mashed Potatoes

    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}.

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

    Do Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes Freeze Well?

    To freeze, allow the mixture to cool and pour into freezer bags, or an airtight container. Make sure the mixture is flattened and freeze for up to 3 months.

    Once you’re ready to serve it again, thaw and heat the mixture in a saucepan over medium heat until heated through.

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

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    How to steam cauliflower

    Garlic Mashed Cauliflower – A Perfect Low Carb Side Dish

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

    How to make mashed cauliflower
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    Garlic Mashed Cauliflower Recipe

    Course side
    Servings 8
    Author Julie Blanner

    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.


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