Mashed Cauliflower

Here is a creative way to enjoy your veggies!  These come out to be the consistency of mashed potatoes and even taste similar.  It’s strange, but I don’t care how strange it is as long as I like it. . .  and I LOVE these.  It’s a great way to sneak some veggies into the tummies of your kiddos because they won’t really even know that these aren’t mashed potatoes.  Genius!  This concept of mashed cauliflower isn’t really new to the “diet world” but it seems like I’ve seen a gazillion different ways to prepare them.  With that being said, the base concept is the same in that you cook cauliflower until it is tender, add some liquid (milk, fat free half-and-half, buttermilk), and mash them until you are left with the consistency of mashed potatoes.  I usually add half of the liquid, check the consistency, and then add more if needed.

Here’s my version of mashed cauliflower, but feel free to experiment to your liking.  Have fun being super tricky in serving these (and you must tell me if your tricks succeed)!

Mashed Cauliflower

4 cups cauliflower florets
2 garlic cloves, peeled & sliced
1/8 – 1/4 cup low-fat buttermilk (low-fat milk works too)
I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Spray, to taste (approx. 1 ounce)
Salt & Pepper, to taste

Steam cauliflower and garlic until cauliflower is soft and tender.  Puree cauliflower and garlic in a food processor, adding buttermilk and butter spray until desired consistency is met.  Season with pepper and serve.

Serves 4.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories:  33.4
Protein:  2.6g
Carbs:  6.4g
Fat:  0.4g (0.1g = Sat.)
Fiber:  2.5g
Sugars:  0.7g

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