Cauliflower Mash


Some people refer to this recipe as “Faux” or “Mock” Mashed Potatoes, but let’s call a spade a spade – this is cauliflower! And what’s wrong with that? Cauliflower is delicious, good for you, and has fewer calories and carbs than a potato. Even the most finicky vegetable eater in the house (Marvin) loves this recipe.

beautiful raw cauliflower

Cauliflower Mash
Delicious, nutritious alternative to the mashed potato staple side dish, this cauliflower mash is made with Parmesan and cream cheeses, butter, chives and seasoning. Simple and sooo good!
Recipe type: Side
  • 1 head organic cauliflower
  • 2 Tbsp. light cream cheese
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp. garlic salt
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. fresh chopped chives
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Clean the cauliflower and cut into small pieces. Add the cauliflower to the boiling water and cook until very tender - 6 to 8 minutes. Drain cooked cauliflower in a colander and let it sit for 2 minutes to dry out. Place the cauliflower, cream cheese, butter, Parmesan cheese, garlic salt and pepper into a food processor, and blend until smooth. Stir in the fresh chopped chives and season with additional salt and pepper to taste. Serve as a healthy alternative to mashed potatoes.
  2. -Mary


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  2. Helen Oswald says:

    I’ve been making the South Beach Diet cookbook version of “Cauliflower” Mashed Potatoes for a long time, but this recipe will certainly replace it!

    • MaryMiller says:

      I’ve made the South Beach version, too… for some reason this recipe turns out more like mashed potatoes… a little drier. Marvin came back for seconds, so that is a very good sign! Give it a try and let me know what you think!

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