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.