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Dill-Havarti Mashed Cauliflower

  • 20 m
  • 30 m
EatingWell Test Kitchen
“This recipe for mashed cauliflower, spiked with dill and havarti cheese, makes a simple side dish for a weeknight dinner. The low-calorie cauliflower complements the rich creaminess of havarti cheese.”


    • 8 cups cauliflower florets (about 1 large head)
    • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
    • 1 cup grated dill havarti or Cheddar cheese
    • ¼ cup low-fat milk
    • 1 tablespoon butter, cubed
    • 1 teaspoon dried dill
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
    • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
    • 2 tablespoons sliced chives or scallion greens


  • 1 Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a Dutch oven fitted with a steamer basket. Add cauliflower and garlic, cover and steam until very tender, 10 to 14 minutes.
  • 2 Transfer the cauliflower and garlic to a food processor. Add cheese, milk, butter, dill, salt and pepper; puree until smooth. Stir in chives (or scallion greens).
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