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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.



READER'S COMMENT:
"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

03/26/2013
Anonymous
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
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03/03/2013
Delicious!

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!!

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11/11/2012
Anonymous
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.

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04/29/2012
Anonymous
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
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04/09/2012
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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