“Mock” Mashed Potatoes- Cauliflower

Mock Mashed Potatoes

You won’t miss the potatoes, I promise. The cauliflower takes its place beautifully.   The creamy texture and garlic kick make this dish perfect for your next Holiday dinner.  It is so good it just might become a favorite all year round- Holiday season or not.  Try it 🙂

serves 6:  115 Calories per serving


2 large head cauliflower

2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup grated Parmesan

1 teaspoon garlic, minced

2 tablespoon butter, softened

1/2 teaspoon salt (or more to taste)

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 teaspoon chopped fresh or dry chives, cilantro, or parsley for garnish


Bring a large pot of water to boil over high heat.

Wash and cut cauliflower into small pieces. Cook in boiling water for approximately 5-7 minutes, or until soft.  Drain well; pat cooked cauliflower dry (I use Micro fiber towels).  If your in a hurry you can always carefully squeeze the water out with a towel just be careful with your hands.

Puree the cauliflower while its still hot with the cream cheese, Parmesan, garlic, salt, and pepper until almost smooth. You can use a blender, (I use my Blendtec and LOVE It), immersion blender, or food processor.  You can also do this by hand if you like a chunky texture.

Garnish with herbs of your choice.



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