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Easy Mashed Cauliflower

I have a favorite new side dish: mashed cauliflower. I first caught wind of mashed cauliflower when it started to circulate in the Paleo/low carb world. I tried it a couple years ago and, looking back, put way too much liquid in it resulting in cauliflower soup. It was good, but not really what I was looking for. Well, I decided to give it another shot and am so glad I did!

it might sound a little intimidating at first but it really is so easy. Trust me, I’m super lazy and I’ve made it three times in the past two weeks.

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Easy Mashed Cauliflower

(can be paleo, vegan, and gluten free)

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp butter (can use ghee, coconut oil, or vegan substitute)
  • 1/4 cup nonfat milk (can use almond milk)
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • dash of garlic powder (to taste)
  • salt and pepper to taste

first, cut up your cauliflower into florets. Next, steam it either in a steamer or the microwave.

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Once it’s steamed, just throw everything into the food processor (or blender) and blend until it has a mashed potato-like consistency.

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my favorite helper!

my favorite helper!

stealing some mash...willow's not amused

stealing some mash…willow’s not amused

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Yum!! Try it, I swear you will like it!

Here are a couple variations to try:

  • Roast some garlic cloves and add to the mash
  • Add rosemary or other spices
  • Use half and half for a creamier mash
  • Lighten up cals by using skim milk and a little olive oil
  • Try only coconut: coconut milk and coconut oil
  • Add cheese! Parmesan is good….but so is every cheese in the history of cheese so you can’t go wrong!
  • Use a potato masher for a chunkier mash

Delicious!

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