This mashed cauliflower recipe is an alternative to mashed potatoes and features pureed cauliflower flavored with browned butter and Parmesan cheese.
1 head medium cauliflower (about 2 lb.), chopped*
1/2 cup sour cream
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
2 tablespoons butter
Garnish: fresh chives
How to Make It
Fill a large Dutch oven with water to depth of 1/4 inch. Arrange cauliflower in Dutch oven. Cook, covered, over medium-high heat 7 to 10 minutes or until tender. Drain.
Process cauliflower, sour cream, salt, and pepper in a food processor 30 seconds to 1 minute or until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides as needed. Stir in Parmesan cheese and chives. Place in a bowl.
If desired, microwave mixture at HIGH 1 to 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring at 1-minute intervals.
Cook butter in a small heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, 4 to 5 minutes or until butter begins to turn golden brown. Remove from heat, and immediately drizzle butter over cauliflower mixture. Garnish, if desired. Serve immediately.
*2 (16-oz.) bags frozen cauliflower may be substituted. Cook cauliflower according to package directions. Proceed with recipe as directed, beginning with Step
I roast my cauliflower with olive oil and garlic instead of steaming. Tonight it needed a little something to make the consistency perfect so I added just a bit of low fat cream cheese and unsweetened almond milk. It didn't need the butter. My husband said it was better than mashed potatoes. That's huge coming from a meat and potatoes man! We had it with grilled ribeyes and a Chilean Cabernet. Better than a restaurant!
Better than mashed potatoes and my husband kept saying these were the best potatoes he had ever had and I finally told him at the end. We used fresh chives from the garden and no-fat sour cream. We'll be serving this for thanksgiving to our dieting friends! One to keep for the recipe file. Used two small heads of cauliflower.
This was a really tasty and super healthy substitute for mashed potates and I loved every bite of them. Sadly my food processor wasn't working so I simply over cooked the cauliflower (I used frozen) and mashed it by hand. I can't wait to have these again!