Cheesy Cauliflower Mash

Diane Hopson Smith Recipe

By Diane Hopson Smith DeeDee2011

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!


Recipe Rating:
 3 Ratings
Serves:
4 to 6
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 large
head of cauliflower
1 tsp
minced garlic, optional
3 Tbsp
heavy cream
2 Tbsp
butter
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

1
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.
2
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.
3
Transfer mixture to a serving bowl and top with a little of the shredded cheese and bacon bits.

Enjoy!

About this Recipe

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