Cheesy Cauliflower Mash

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


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.

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Diane Hopson Smith Recipe
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Pine Mountain, GA (pop. 1,304)
Member Since Aug 2011
Diane Hopson's notes for this recipe:
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!
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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.


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user Dana Ramsey DRamsey - Sep 27, 2012
Sounds wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!
user Diane Hopson Smith DeeDee2011 - Sep 27, 2012
Dana I am amazed at how good this turned out. I've never been a big fan of cauliflower. I don't dislike it but it was just never a favorite veggie. I think that has changed!!
user Dana Ramsey DRamsey - Sep 27, 2012
Well it is my picky son's favorite well next to broccoli!
user Didi Dalaba didicoffeegirl - Sep 27, 2012
Love cauliflower mash!!! I like your version with cheddar & crumbled bacon on top!!

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