Smashed Cauliflower Side Dish

Smashed Cauliflower Side Dish

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  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    20 m
Recipe by  erika80

“Wonderfully creative substitute for potatoes or rice. Surprise your family with this excellent side dish!”

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Original recipe yields 4 servings


  1. Place cauliflower in a pot with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook 10 minutes, or until tender. Drain and return cauliflower to pot.
  2. Stir butter, black pepper, salt, and garlic into cooked cauliflower.
  3. Mash cauliflower mixture with a potato masher or whisk until a smooth consistency similar to mashed potatoes.

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Another great variation is to add a couple wedges of laughing cow garlic herb cheese instead of butter . it adds very little fat and calories . If you are on weight watchers as am I am it adds 2 + points per wedge



This is a great side dish. I'm on a low carb diet and this is a great replacement for potatoes. It would be good for anyone though. I even have it cold and it's still great.



Yum! (I cheated and added a little mozzarella, but it would have been perfect even without it.) Even my boys loved it.

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Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 158 cal
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 12.1 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs
  • 11 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 4.7 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 427 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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