mashed cauliflower

here’s a recipe from my efforts to do some vegetarian dishes 🙂

i’ve always wanted to try this, and see how similar it is to mashed potatoes. definitely healthier and pretty close. could be a nice side dish in the rotation! (if the boys approve)

mashed cauliflower
inspired by inspired taste

total time: 20 minutes | serves: 3-4

what you need:

  • 1 medium cauliflower (~4 cups florets)
  • 1.5 oz cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp buter
  • salt, pepper to taste, chives optional

get it done:

  • bring a pot of salted water to boil
  • cut cauliflower into florets and add to water to cook for about 10 minutes
    • how to cut a cauliflower:
cutting cauliflower

first, cut the bottom part off

then cut into quarters

then cut into quarters

pull apart the florets - they should come off easily, if not you can cut the core off with a knife to help

pull apart the florets – they should come off easily, if not you can cut the core off with a knife to help

  • drain cauliflower and then put back into the pot off the heat and cover. let it stand for about 3 minutes to steam.
  • add cream cheese, butter, salt and pepper.

mashed cauliflower

  • use a potato masher to mash.
  • stir & serve with green onions if desired.

mashed cauliflower

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