Creamy Mashed Cauliflower

February/March 2005, The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005)

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Our savory cauliflower puree makes a perfect low-carb stand-in for mashed potatoes. It gets its fabulous flavor from garlic, buttermilk and a touch of butter and, best of all, it has about one-quarter of the calories of typical mashed potatoes. If you like, vary it by adding shredded low-fat cheese or chopped fresh herbs.

"This recipe is fantastic!! I used herb and garlic light cream cheese, skim milk or non fat milk. € Monique - Toronto, Canada "

30 Reviews for Creamy Mashed Cauliflower

I WILL be making this again!

I made this recipe almost as written, though I did not add in the extra EVOO at the end. I didn't think it was needed. Also, I don't have a food processor, so I used my immersion blender. I think it may have actually made it more smooth than it would have been with a food processor. When I started blending it I was afraid I'd added too much buttermilk, but in the end it was just right!
This was so delicious, and it was quick to make. My 3-year-old loved ‘helping’ me make it, but sadly she didn’t like the taste. However, her father loved it!
I’m thinking of making up a bunch of this and freezing it in batches for an even quicker side dish.

Quick, yummy, healthy side dish

This was my first time making mashed cauliflower, and it was awesome! I steamed my cauliflower in the microwave since I don't have a steamer basket, and it actually took quite a bit longer than suggested, I'd say about 10-12 minutes total until they were soft enough. The only changes I made were using non fat Greek yogurt instead of buttermilk (just threw in a spoonful), and I mixed in some fresh chopped rosemary along with the chives. I thought it was sooooo good, will definitely be making this again!!

Recipes are a guideline. This one is no exception. Awesome!

Make sure your amt of florets is a COOKED amt, not raw, otherwise it will throw recipe off. Can use more than just 8, could be 8-10 cups. Cooks down.That said. Always add hot mixture to hot mixture. I did florets in micro til real soft w/ some water and covered to steam. Take off excess water. I took milk, 3 tsp EVOO, butter, s&p, garlic (some added dehy onion-about 1 T) and got it hot in mic. Added to hot puree. Smoothed, I added optional 1/4 c sc (could use Greek yogurt here), and 1/4 c parm ch. In an oven safe bowl added puree mix, topped with a drizzle of EVOO, chives and paprika. Baked to give a golden crust like a twice bake potato. Baking also, removes any excess water.

Very good. Will make again and again.

I used homemade butter mike with vinegar. Used just a quarter teaspoon of light salt and left out the butter and oil.
It is still very good without the fat.

Healthful, easy to make, very affordable
Absolutely Delicious

I am not a cauliflower fan by any means, well, at least until I made this recipe. I steamed a head of cauliflower and then put it in a Vita-Mix. I used Rice milk without the lemon juice or vinegar, 3 tsp olive oil, 1 tsp of butter, garlic powder and white pepper. I am now a fan of cauliflower and will add this vegetable to my repetroire.....Tasty!

Easy and healthy
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Anonymous wrote 1 year 13 weeks ago

I made this according to the

I made this according to the recipe and found it quite bland. Adding a little taco seasoning helped give it some zing but I would never make it again.

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