Monday, July 25, 2011

Mashed Cauliflower

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.

Mashed Cauliflower:
(Food Network)


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.

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