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13 January, 2014

How To Make Mashed Cauliflower

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Mashed Cauliflower

Ingredients needed for Mashed Cauliflower

Raw cauliflower – a medium head makes about a pound of florets
Any combination of butter, milk, cream, or whatever you use when you make mashed potatoes – about 1/4 cup
Salt and pepper
If you have low carb “instant mashed potatoes”, add up to 1/4 cup for texture*
Options: minced garlic (a clove or two); garlic powder (1/2 to 1 teaspoon); cheese

Preparation for Mashed Cauliflower

*I like to use instant “potatoes” made for low carb diets, such as Dixie Carb Counters Instant Mashers. Other people use a small amount of real potato or instant potatoes to improve the texture. But you don’t need any of these things.

Break the cauliflower up into florets, or just chop. I like to cook it in the microwave in a container that I prepare and serve it in, but you can steam it. Cook it until it’s tender — a fork should easily pierce it.

The easiest thing to do is to add the rest of the ingredients to the container the cauliflower is cooked in, and then use a stick (hand) blender to put it all together. Or you can put it all in a regular blender or food processor.