Mashed Cauliflower with Parmesan

JoSele Swopes Recipe

By JoSele Swopes JODIE57

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About a year ago when our daughter came to stay while her husband was in Korea...I was fixing dinner and I wanted to fix Cauliflower...Which my daughter didn't want to eat...I decided I would fix it anyway instead of potatoes...I would mash Cauliflower and put Parmesan Cheese in it...Well I didn't tell her that it was Cauliflower though consistency does not look the same...She loved it...The only other way she will eat it is if we make a white cheese sauce to pour over the florets...


2 lb
cauliflower, small florets (cooked and drained)
1/2 stick
1/2 c
heavy whipping cream
2 tsp
garlic powder
1/2 Tbsp
parsley, minced
1 c
parmesan cheese
1/2 c
cream cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

Boil Cauliflower in a medium pot with a pinch of salt and 3/4 C water...When tender by sticking a fork into it approximately 20 minutes...Drain well...
Add the butter, heavy whipping cream, cream cheese, garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste. Mash with a potato masher. Add cheese on low medium heat till cheese is mixed in well. Then stir in Parsley...You may have some liquid separation..that is normal...just stir again...(use slotted spoon to serve)...Serve immediately

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Kirsten Kilinski krissy5872
Jul 1, 2013
I make a variation of this, but instead of cooking the cauliflower in water, I use chicken broth, adds flavor. I also use 3 to 4 kinds of cheeses...whatever I have in the house. I've used cream cheese, goat cheese, shredded cheddar, blue cheese, any of the spreadable garlic and herb cheeses....I mix it up and it comes out delicious every time! It's an easy recipe that you can adjust to your own cheese tastes :)
JoSele Swopes JODIE57
Nov 3, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
JoSele Swopes JODIE57
Nov 3, 2012
OK I am so sorry I have been away so long because of being ill..I can answer all questions, I do not use canned cheese, I am going to change the type of milk in this because I have done this so many times and each time I change it up..the textute will not be completely smooth like potatoes....The dairy I have change it up to is heavy cream...and I am adding a bit of cream cheese to now...
Marianne Abeare trappersmom
Mar 31, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!