Cheesy Cauliflower Mash

Diane Hopson Smith Recipe

By Diane Hopson Smith DeeDee2011

4 to 6
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No this is not mashed potatoes but I think these are as good if not better. And for sure they are healthier!

As I continue to do a low carb diet, I am finding that this diet does not have to be boring. Even if you aren't low carbing this is an excellent and healthy side dish.

And did I mention; my mashed potato lover had 2 helpings! Well, he did have mashed potatoes too but he was impressed with this dish!

I was truly surprised at how wonderful and flavorful this turned out! It was a wonderful side dish to go with our hamburger steak.

Hope you enjoy!


1 large
head of cauliflower
1 tsp
minced garlic, optional
3 Tbsp
heavy cream
2 Tbsp
3 oz
sharp cheddar cheese shredded
1 Tbsp
chives, dried
salt to taste
fresh ground pepper to taste
2 slice
bacon, fried and crumbled.

Directions Step-By-Step

Clean and trim the cauliflower; break in to pieces. Place in a microwave safe dish, add garlic, 2 tbsp of cream and 1 tbsp butter. Microwave on high for 5 to 6 minutes uncovered, remove from microwave and stir to coat cauliflower with the cream and butter mixture. Return to microwave and heat on high an additional 5 to 6 minutes uncovered.
Transfer the hot cauliflower and any cream and butter that was left in the bowl to a high speed blender. Add remaining 1 tbsp of cream, and 1 tbsp butter as well as the cheese (reserve a little of the to sprinkle on top), salt, pepper and chives. Process, scraping down sides as needed until creamy. NOTE: This dish is not as creamy as mashed potatoes. You can add a little more cream for a creamier mixture.
Transfer mixture to a serving bowl and top with a little of the shredded cheese and bacon bits.


About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy

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Diane Hopson Smith DeeDee2011
Aug 23, 2013
YAY!!! Big SMILE here!!! So happy you both like!!! We both love it too.
Bea L. BeachChic
Aug 23, 2013
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Bea L. BeachChic
Aug 23, 2013
O!!!! M!!!! G!!!!! Diane, this was FANTASTIC!!!! A keeper for sure. Wowza, the hubby and I were so amazed and impressed with this. KEEPER!!!!!!!!!!!! KEEPER!!!!!!!!!! KEEPER!!!!!!!!
Bea L. BeachChic
Aug 23, 2013
Thanks, hon. I'm off to the kitchen to make it now. I'll check in later.
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