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Mashed Cauliflower


by , May 17, 2017

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mashed cauliflower
Photo Credit: Diana Rattray

This mashed cauliflower is a delicious low carb mashed potato replacement. Use the garlic or leave it out.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:


Instructions:

  1. Trim the cauliflower and discard the leaves. Separate the florets and discard the tough stem. Put the cauliflower in a saucepan and cover with water; add the minced garlic, if using, and about 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
  2. Place the pan over high heat and bring the cauliflower to a boil. Cover the pan and reduce heat to medium-low. Continue boiling for about 15 minutes, or until the cauliflower is very tender. Drain well.
  3. Mash the cauliflower lightly with a potato masher and transfer it to a fine mesh stainer set over a bowl. Press the cauliflower with a large spoon or the bottom of a cup to press out as much moisture as possible.
  4. Put the cauliflower in a food processor with the cream and the butter. Process until smooth. Alternatively, use a potato masher for coarser texture.
  5. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

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