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Creamy Mashed Cauliflower Recipe

Looking for an easy Creamy Mashed Cauliflower recipe? Learn how to make Creamy Mashed Cauliflower using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by strongbaker

Makes 4 servings



Eating Well Our savory cauliflower puree makes a perfect low-carb stand-in for mashed potatoes. It gets its fabulous flavor from garlic, buttermilk and a touch of butter and, best of all, it has about one-quarter of the calories of typical mashed potatoes. If you like, vary it by adding shredded low-fat cheese or chopped fresh herbs.

Recipe Ingredients for Creamy Mashed Cauliflower

8 cups cauliflower florets (about 1 head)
4 cloves garlic, crushed and peeled
1/3 cup nonfat buttermilk (see Tip)
4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 teaspoon butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Freshly ground pepper to taste
1 Snipped fresh chives for garnish

Recipe Directions for Creamy Mashed Cauliflower

  1. Place cauliflower florets and garlic in a steamer basket over boiling water, cover and steam until very tender, 12 to 15 minutes. (Alternatively, place florets and garlic in a microwave-safe bowl with 1/4 cup water, cover and microwave on High for 3 to 5 minutes.)

  2. Place the cooked cauliflower and garlic in a food processor. Add buttermilk, 2 teaspoons oil, butter, salt and pepper; pulse several times, then process until smooth and creamy. Transfer to a serving bowl. Drizzle with the remaining 2 teaspoons oil and garnish with chives, if desired. Serve hot.

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 229.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
110
Calories from Fat
51
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.7g
9%
Saturated Fat
1.3g
7%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Sodium
376mg
16%
Potassium
619mg
18%
Total Carbohydrates
12.7g
4%
Dietary Fiber
5.1g
20%
Sugars
5.8g
Protein
4.9g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 157%
Calcium 8% Iron 6%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in pantothenic acid
  • High in potassium
  • Very high in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
  • High in sugar
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