Garlic Smashed Cauliflower "Mashed Potatoes"

Jim Pentland


Aside from the cauliflower (which is the main ingredient), everything is to taste. Add more/less depending on what you like. Consider this an "outline recipe" and really make it your own! You can add a myriad of different cheeses (I like the laughing cow light - any flavor), bacon bits, sour cream. Treat the toppings and extra's like you would a potato. It's a MUCH healthier option (depending on what you add to it)!

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10 Min
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1 large
head of cauliflower
1 tsp
1 clove
1 pinch
salt and pepper
1 Tbsp
ricotta cheese, part-skim

How to Make Garlic Smashed Cauliflower "Mashed Potatoes"


  • 1rinse head of cauliflower and remove green leaves and fibrous stem.
  • 2cut into manageble flourettes (they will be going into a blender/food processor so just make sure the pieces will fit)
  • 3steam for 10 minutes or until fork tender - don't worry you can't over cook it since it'll be mashed up later on!
  • 4add all remaning ingredients into blender/food processor. For the garlic, I like to use a microplane (which is a small grater), to finely mince the garlic so you won't bite down on any small pieces of while eating.
  • 5Blend/process until all ingredients are combined and smooth. Great for make ahead dinners, and freezes beautifully!

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About Garlic Smashed Cauliflower "Mashed Potatoes"

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy

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