I’m not sure why people call this Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes and not just mashed or pureed cauliflower. Probably because pureed cauliflower sounds kind of disgusting. And these, are well, delicious.
Pinterest is littered with cauliflower recipes that boast a smooth and yummy potato flavor, but this is the one that finally caught my eye.
I made this like a month ago. But, because I was trying to be super mom and do seven million things at one time, I didn’t take any pictures. I recently made them again, but the “unloaded” version. So, I’ll give you the recipe and method for both kinds, but only pics for the latter.
1 head of cauliflower
3 cloves garlic
dollop of sour cream or plain greek yogurt
1/2 c shredded cheese
1/2 c bacon crumbles (unless you’re in my house and you just cook a whole pack)
1 small bunch of green onions, chopped
1/4 c diced chives
1. Steam your cauliflower. I did this by breaking up the head of cauliflower into a small pot and filling it half way with water. I let it boil, turning the contents occasionally, until the stem of the cauliflower was tender to poke with a fork.
2. In your blender/food processor/baby bullet, add your butter, sour cream, and pressed/minced garlic.
3. When the cauliflower is soft, add it to the blender. Pulse a few times to make room for the rest if needed, then run until smooth. In my baby bullet it takes about 30 seconds.
4. At this point, you can stir in whatever extras you have. Pretty much anything you could think of to put in your mashed/baked potato will taste good in here!
5. Divide the mixture in to oven safe ramekins or bowls. At this point if you want to bake them, you can, 400 degrees for 15 minutes. In my experience, it didn’t do much to change the texture or flavor, and mine was already hot from boiling the cauliflower.
6. Top with cheese, and serve!
Yes, I know my chicken looks delicious as well! All I did was marinate it in a ziplock bag with honey mustard salad dressing for 15 minutes, then cooked it in my panini press pan! So fast, easy, and yummy!
Have you jumped on the cauliflower band wagon? Do you prefer it raw or “mashed”? Do you think it could ever really replace potatoes?