Cheesy Cauliflower Mash

3
Diane Atherton

By
@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!

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4 to 6
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
10 Min
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.

How to Make Cheesy Cauliflower Mash

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!

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About Cheesy Cauliflower Mash

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Recipe For: The Best Cauliflower




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