I used to be the world’s biggest mashed potatoes fan.
There was just something about the creamy deliciousness of the ultimate American side dish that was so comforting… so satisfying… so good.
But that was until a couple of weeks ago, when I finally tried to make mashed cauliflower for the first time.
I’ve tried to make mashed cauliflower before from Paleo-approved recipes and it turned out a little blah, so this time I tried to tweak the recipe to fit my taste buds.
The result was magnificent.
Not only did the dish live up to all my comfort food taste and texture expectations, it didn’t leave me feeling heavy afterwards like mashed potatoes always would… and it was way healthier.
So try this mashed cauliflower recipe at home… you won’t regret it!
1 medium head of cauliflower, organic if possible
4-5 cloves garlic
Pinch of sea salt
1-2 T grass fed unsalted butter
Ground pepper to taste
Fill a large pot with 1-2 inches of water, add a steamer insert, put on the lid and turn the temperature up to high. While you’re waiting for the water to boil, cut the cauliflower into medium sized florets and peel garlic.
When the water is boiling, dump everything into the steamer. Sprinkle with salt, turn down the temperature to medium, and steam until the cauliflower is soft enough to stab with a fork (about 10-12 minutes). Check it once or twice to make sure that the water doesn’t try up at the bottom of the pot.
When the cauliflower is soft, remove the pot from the burner and drain excess water. Throw everything into your Vitamix (if you don’t have one, a food processor or regular blender will work too, the Vitamix just mixes everything so perfectly!).
Add a tablespoon or two of butter, a few turns of ground pepper, and another pinch of salt. Process everything until smooth.
Once there aren’t any chunks left, use a spatula to get the the mixture out of the blender or food processor, and serve immediately.
If you’re not ready to eat it right away, no worries—it keeps in the fridge for a good five days or so, and reheats beautifully in the microwave.
This mashed cauliflower recipe is cheap, healthy, and delicious—so you have no excuse not to try it!
Approximate nutritional information:
Total calories: 148