Cheesy Cauliflower Mash
Diane Hopson Smith
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 largehead of cauliflower
1 tspminced garlic, optional
3 Tbspheavy cream
3 ozsharp cheddar cheese shredded
1 Tbspchives, dried
·salt to taste
·fresh ground pepper to taste
2 slicebacon, fried and crumbled.
How to Make Cheesy Cauliflower Mash
- 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.