Smashed Cauliflower

Smashed Cauliflower


"This is a great alternative to mashed potatoes, and much more figure friendly. It's a great vegetable side dish."


35 m servings 270 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 270 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 20 g
  • 31%
  • Carbs:
  • 11.8g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 13.7 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 58 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium:
  • 395 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring cauliflower and chicken broth to a boil in a large saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes. Uncover the saucepan and increase heat to medium-high. Allow cauliflower to simmer until soft and the cooking liquid has reduced by half, about 10 minutes.
  2. Remove cauliflower from the heat, and add the butter, Cheddar cheese, and Parmesan cheese. Mash with a potato masher until the cheeses have melted and the cauliflower is smooth, then season to taste with salt and pepper.


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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 280 Ratings


I would give this four stars, but it needs some tweaking. It was really runny, like cream of wheat or soft polenta. Next time I will use 1.5 to 2 cups of chicken broth and omit the butter all ...

Yum! I've made this several times before but couldn't quite figure out what was missing. I think cooking the cauliflower in chicken broth is key...I used chicken broth with roasted garlic and a...

This was quite yummy and my husband has requested to have it often. I steamed the cauliflower instead of boiling it in chicken broth and added a few tablespoons of sour cream. After using the ...

Cauliflower will never be mashed potatoes and this preparation will fool no one into thinking so. But as a virtually carb free substitute this was pretty darn good! While I cooked the cauliflow...

With a few changes this is a good recipe. I steamed the cauliflower in the chicken broth with a couple tsp of bottled garlic. When it was done I drained the broth into a bowl. Then used my wand ...

Good stuff, but with some healthier modifications -- no cheese, just a touch of chicken stock, drizzle of olive oil and lots of garlic. Kept it simple and flavorful - took a while for my boyfri...

This actually isn't too bad. I say that because I don't like cauliflower. At all. But I had two small servings of this one. Doesn't get five stars though bc of a few things. It was pretty di...

This was good the second time I made it. I steamed the cauliflower instead of boiling it-so it wont be runny, also I used olive oil instead of butter to make it a little healthier.

Reduce the liquid by half. Boil with bay leaf and onion, then discard when you wish to smash cauliflower. Add 2 mashed potatoes to mashed cauliflower. At the end stir in about 2 Tbsp more butt...