Smashed Cauliflower Side Dish

Smashed Cauliflower Side Dish

erika80 3

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


20 m servings 158 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 158 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 12.1 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 11g
  • 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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  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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  1. 60 Ratings


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...

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.

My husband raved about this dish! I only used 1 bag of frozen cauliflower, 3 Laughing Cow light garlic and herb wedges (instead of the butter), 1/4 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp pepper, and then 1 tsp o...

I liked this and even my husband said he thought it was ok. I used fresh cauliflower. I also set a little of this aside and followed the advice of another reviewer and put some laughing cow ch...

A wonderful use of cauliflower, not necessarily one of my favorite veggies; I used 1/2 head of fresh cabbage cut in floweretts, decreased the butter to 2 TBS of margarine/Benechol, limited the ...

Wonderful. I added some diced fresh chives and a splash of honey.

I made this with a fresh head of cauliflower. After the water came to a boil, I threw in a few peeled whole cloves of garlic. I drained the cauliflower in a colander and removed the garlic clo...

OMG this recipe is amazing!!! The texture is perfect and the flavor is so good. Thanks for sharing this. :)