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Rockin' Good Smashed Cauliflower with Garlic

Rockin' Good Smashed Cauliflower with Garlic

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

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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

Creative Chris
8
9/24/2012

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
4/23/2012

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

Lee
4
2/9/2013

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.