Photo by Bhaskaranaidu via Wikimedia Commons
Photo by Bhaskaranaidu via Wikimedia Commons

I’ve made mashed cauliflower before and it was delicious. However, the recipe called for so much cream and butter it could hardly be called healthy. This week’s CSA box had cauliflower in it and as soon as I saw it I knew I was going to create my own version of mashed cauliflower.

It’s so easy, and frankly, tastes a lot better than the higher calorie version I made. This recipe can easily be made vegetarian or even vegan by substituting the chicken broth with vegetable and the dairy products with non-animal products.

1 large head cauliflower, stem removed, roughly chopped
1 large clove garlic, chopped
1 large shallot, chopped
32 oz chicken broth
1 tbs half & half
1 tbs butter
1/2 tsp seasoned salt
Cooking spray

Bring chicken broth to a boil and add cauliflower. Cook for 5 minutes and drain. Set aside.

Spray a pan with cooking spray and over medium heat, cook garlic and shallot until soft.

Add all of the ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth.

Serves 4

That’s all there is to it!

Even I was impressed with the way this turned out. Try it in place of mashed potatoes. It’s lighter, lower in calories, and it’s delicious!


One Reply to “Mashed Cauliflower Recipe”

  1. Morgan says: February 4, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Love mashed cauliflower! Love Cauliflower in general. Never thought I would make that statement. I’m in the process of coming up with a cauliflower clam chowder recipe.

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