It's no secret that I love potatoes. There are tons of potato recipes on this blog, but sometimes it's nice to change things up. Some of my coworkers have been telling me that I need to try mashed cauliflower. They were right, it's really good and really easy.
I will say, don't go into this thinking that they are an exact substitute for mashed potatoes, because they aren't. They are really creamy and really tasty though. Cauliflower is a good base to add whatever flavors you like. In this case I used Parmesan and garlic.
1 medium head cauliflower
1 tablespoon cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon rosemary
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
Set a stockpot of water to boil over high heat.
Clean and cut cauliflower into small pieces. Cook in boiling water for about 6 minutes, or until well done. Drain well; do not let cool and pat cooked cauliflower very dry between several layers of paper towels.
In a food processor, puree the hot cauliflower with the cream cheese, Parmesan, butter, garlic, rosemary, salt, and pepper until desired consistency.