You would think that cauliflower mashed potatoes would be vegetable-tasting and bland, but I was really surprised when trying this recipe that they almost fooled me into thinking they were mashed potatoes. If you mix the cauliflower enough in the food processor or with an immersion blender, they take on a very similar texture to mashed potatoes; the cheese, garlic, chives, and butter help a lot too. It’s a healthy, low-carb way to enjoy “mashed potatoes” without the fussing over the whole diet thing. The cauliflower mashed potatoes were almost, dare I say it, in the comfort food category. I enjoyed them almost as much as real mashed potatoes, they were hot, soft, and cheesy, and my brain thought it was eating mashed potatoes. The texture is sort-of funky at first, but after a few bites, the cauliflower mashed potatoes will feel right at home in your belly. This recipe also tastes great with butter-poached lobster. Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes Recipe Total Time:20 minutes Yield: 4 servings Ingredients: 1 medium-sized head of cauliflower 1 TB (Tablespoon) cream cheese, softened ½ cup grated parmesan ½ TS (Teaspoon) minced garlic 1/8 TS chicken base or chicken bouillon, you can substitute ½ TS of salt if you prefer 1/8 TS of black pepper ½ TS fresh chives for garnishing 1 TB butter Cook it: Fill a medium saucepan about ¾ full and bring the water to a boil Chop the cauliflower into small pieces and cook in the boiling water for about 6-10 minutes Drain the cauliflower and pat it completely dry with paper towels In a medium-sized bowl, puree the cauliflower with the cream cheese, parmesan, garlic, chicken base, and pepper until almost smooth with an immersion blender (If you don’t have an immersion blender, you can use a food processor instead) Mix in the butter to the pureed mixture Garnish with chopped chives Enjoy this comfort food near an open fire or a nice piece of fried chicken for that homey feel SummaryRecipe NameCauliflower Mashed Potatoes Published On 2014-03-17Preparation Time 10MCook Time 10M Total Time 20MAverage Rating 5 Based on 1 Review(s) The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Mandy Ellis I am in deep-fried love with food and travel. With Italian roots, I have a weakness for bread, marinara, and mozzarella. I’ll try anything once and am constantly searching for intriguing places to visit. When I'm not savoring the last bite or organizing my next trip, I'm indulging my inner bookworm and writing about my adventures. If you turn on college football and give me a local craft beer, you’ll see the happiest Hokie on the West coast. Latest posts by Mandy Ellis (see all) Crock Pot Queso Recipe: Spicy. Creamy. Easy. Not Your Average Cheese Dip. - August 29, 2014 Crock Pot Peanut Fudge: The Simplest Fudge You’ll Ever Make - August 9, 2014 Chocolate Lasagna Recipe: Try Not to Eat the Whole Pan in One Sitting - July 29, 2014 One Response Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Current day month ye@r * Leave this field empty * Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.