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Mashed Cauliflower

Our mashed cauliflower is easy to make and the perfect side dish for any main entree. It serves as a tasty low-carb alternative to mashed potatoes, but don’t count it out; it’s a delicious side in its own right. 

Mashed cauliflower in a serving bowl with a tab of butter.

WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

  • Cauliflower: Break down a head of cauliflower for this recipe; you can also purchase a bag of cauliflower florets or two bags of riced cauliflower to make it easier.
  • Heavy Cream: Lending to the creaminess of the mashed cauliflower, heavy cream is a necessary ingredient
  • Butter: Just like mashed potatoes, mashed cauliflower is the best buttery!
  • Parmesan Cheese: I prefer using freshly shredded parmesan cheese.

HOW TO MAKE MASHED CAULIFLOWER

Begin by breaking down a cauliflower head and boil the smaller pieces until they are tender.

BOIL- Boil or steam cauliflower in a sauce pan over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until the florets soften.

Place the tender cauliflower into the food processor to finish the mashed cauliflower recipe.

BLEND- Add the cooked cauliflower to a blender or food processor, puree until smooth, then add cream, butter, and parmesan cheese. Mix well. If you don’t mind the work, you can also mash the ingredients by hand.

Season the cauliflower

SEASON- Add salt and pepper to taste, and enjoy!

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I make mashed cauliflower in the Instant Pot?

1. In an Instant Pot, steam cauliflower on manual high pressure for 2 minutes with a quick release.
2. Add the cooked cauliflower to a blender or food processor, blend until smooth, then add cream, butter, and parmesan cheese. Mix well.
3. Add salt and pepper to taste, and enjoy.

Can I freeze mashed cauliflower?

Since this recipe includes dairy, I would not advise freezing the cauliflower. Leftovers will store in an air-tight container for up to five days in the fridge.

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Mashed cauliflower in a serving bowl with a tab of butter.

Mashed Cauliflower

Tressa Jamil
Creamy pureed cauliflower flavored with parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper makes mashed cauliflower. Like mashed potatoes, cauliflower mash is the perfect side to serve alongside Sunday roast, stew, and roasted chicken.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 166 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 medium cauliflower head, cut into smaller florets
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • ½- 1 cup parmesan cheese
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • black pepper, coarse ground, to taste

Instructions
 

  • Boil or steam cauliflower in a sauce pan over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until the florets soften.
  • Add the cooked cauliflower to a blender or food processor, puree until smooth, then add cream, butter, and parmesan cheese. Mix well. If you don't mind the work, you can also mash the ingredients by hand.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste, and enjoy!

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Nutrition

Serving: 1 cupCalories: 166kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 9gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 284mgPotassium: 321mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 112IUVitamin C: 47mgCalcium: 252mgIron: 1mg
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