Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

One of my favorite side dishes are mashed potatoes, but they are loaded with starches! I have been looking for an alternative and finally found the courage to try mashed cauliflower. Now, something you should know about me is that I am a very picky eater and I do not like a lot of different vegetables. I am fine sticking with steamed green beans and carrots, but I was finally convinced that I must try this healthier alternative. I must say I was pleasantly surprised by how great they tasted!

Here’s what you’ll need:

1/2 head of cauliflower broken into 2 inch florets
1 tbsp Kelapo Coconut Oil
1/2 cup cottage cheese
1/4 cup light cream cheese
1/2 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper, to taste

1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add coconut oil and cauliflower and return to a boil.

2. Continue boiling over medium heat for 20 minutes or until cauliflower are soft.

3. Drain cauliflower. Using a bowl, press down on cauliflower to squeeze out excess water. Mix up and press again.

4. Pour cauliflower and all remaining ingredients in food processor and puree until you get your desired texture. Salt and pepper to taste.

5. Serve and enjoy!

How do you get picky eaters to try new things? I’m looking for more recipes to try, so please share your tips!

– Leslee


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4 Comments Post a comment

  1. Karen MontgomerY
    January 23, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    I use cauliflower as a potato substitue, but my love is for baked potatos. I boiled mine but I added crean cheese, chedder cheese chives, and bacon bits I had cooked from fresh bacon. then toped with sour cream. My husband said was better than pototoes.

    • January 24, 2013 at 9:25 am

      Karen, that sounds delicious! We’re going to have to try that!

  2. Pat Rigney
    March 16, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    I always steam my cauliflower in a large pan and it doesn’t get as soggy and seems to have a much better flavor. I like some of the other recipes that you can do with the cauliflower. Sounds good!

    • March 18, 2013 at 10:35 am

      Steaming cauliflower sounds delicious! Thanks for the comment!

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