Rockin' Good Smashed Cauliflower with Garlic

Rockin' Good Smashed Cauliflower with Garlic

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  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    25 m
  • Ready In

    35 m
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Recipe by  cookin' social worker

“I substituted this dish for mashed potatoes as a low-carb alternative, and my husband said it was 'rockin' good.' Flavors of Parmesan, garlic, and chives brought cauliflower to a new level and we didn't miss the potatoes. This goes well with a nice grilled steak or London broil.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 4 servings

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Directions

  1. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Cover and bring the water to a boil. Place cauliflower and garlic in steamer and steam until soft, 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Remove garlic cloves and smash with a fork; place smashed garlic with cauliflower into a pot.
  3. Smash butter and chives into cauliflower and garlic with a fork or potato masher until smooth.
  4. Stir light cream into smashed cauliflower mixture.
  5. Sprinkle Parmesan-Reggiano cheese onto cauliflower mixture; season with salt and black pepper.
  6. Cook the cauliflower mixture over low heat to absorb the cream and melt the butter, about 12 minutes.

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Reviews (13)

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Creative Chris
8

Creative Chris

This was easy and delish! ...especially considering I wasn't overly precise on the measurements of the ingredients. I used fresh cauliflower instead of frozen and parmesan cheese in place of the parm-reggiano blend. My husband can't have mashed potatoes the way he used to be able to, and he told me this was a great substitute. Thanks for a wonderful recipe - this one goes in our regular rotation!

Tammie
6

Tammie

My son does not eat vegetables and he ate these "imitation mashed potatoes".

Lee
4

Lee

Wow! As a diabetic, I've been looking for something like this. The only thing I did different was to whip it up w/ a hand mixer. It was nice and fluffy. This is a versatile method for cauliflower. You could change the cheese around or make it plain and substitute it for mashed potatoes.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 134 cal
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 11 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs
  • 7 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 3.9 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 29 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 229 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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