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Mashed Cauliflower

Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Stephana Bottom
Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 26 mins
Yield Serves 8
Mashed cauliflower is a delicious low-carb alternative to traditional mashed potatoes. 

Ingredients

  • 4 cloves garlic
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 large heads cauliflower
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, for garnish, optional

Nutrition Information

  • calories 117
  • fat 6 g
  • satfat 1 g
  • protein 6 g
  • carbohydrate 13 g
  • fiber 5 g
  • cholesterol 2 mg
  • sodium 236 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place garlic in a large pot of salted water and bring to a boil over high heat. Separate cauliflower into small florets and add to pot. Bring back to a boil, reduce heat to medium-high and cook until cauliflower is very tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain well, transfer back to pot and cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until dry, about 3 minutes.

  2. Combine garlic, cauliflower, olive oil and buttermilk in a large bowl. Use a potato masher to mash cauliflower until thick and pulpy. Transfer to a large saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Cook until warmed through, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired, and serve hot.