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
Recipe Type: Side
Author: A Passionate Plate
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!
  • 1 head organic cauliflower
  • 2 Tbsp. light cream cheese
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1/4 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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