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!

Printable Recipe Card

About Cheesy Cauliflower Mash

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



Show 20 Comments & Reviews

10 From-Scratch Sugar Cookie Recipes

10 From-Scratch Sugar Cookie Recipes


Sugar cookies are timeless and always a favorite. The ingredients are basic – butter, eggs, flour, vanilla, baking soda or powder, and, of course, sugar. Where they become special is adding spices and decorating with icing, colored sugar crystals, or even chocolate. Buttery and sweet, sugar cookies can be soft or cut out into shapes […]

Edible Christmas Gifts Guaranteed To Spread Joy

Edible Christmas Gifts Guaranteed To Spread Joy


This year we can all use a little cheer. Make it a season to remember for your family and friends with homemade edible Christmas gifts. From salty to sweet recipes, we’ve found treats to suit everyone’s taste buds. Wrap them in individual bags with a note attached and easily deliver your gifts to friends’ and […]

20 Holiday Stuffing and Dressing Recipes

20 Holiday Stuffing and Dressing Recipes


We don’t care if you call it stuffing or dressing, Thanksgiving isn’t Thanksgiving without this delicious holiday side dish. While we love mom’s classic recipe, we also can’t wait to try these twists and changes to the stuffing we’ve always known. These dressing recipes will have you coming back for seconds and even thirds!