Mashed Cauliflower

I have to admit, I was really surprised about how much I loved this mashed cauliflower. I figured that every food blog that I read saying these mock mashed potatoes were good was stretching the truth. Probably like you’re thinking now. I was wrong. The cauliflower comes out buttery, creamy, and does not have an overwhelming cauliflower flavor.
Mashed CauliflowerSince I was afraid I’d find the cauliflower lacking in flavor, I made a big batch of my mushroom gravy to top it off. I found that the cauliflower didn’t need the gravy at all, but it did make it seem even more like mashed potatoes. Since making this dish it has now become a regular staple in our house. Cauliflower is available pretty much throughout the year, making for an easy side dish at any time.

Mashed Cauliflower
Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 4-6 servings
  • 1 medium head cauliflower, cut into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/8 teaspoon chicken bullion granules
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil.
  2. Add the cauliflower and boil for 5-6 minutes or until tender.
  3. Drain but do not rinse.
  4. Add remaining ingredients, then using a potato masher or immersion blender mash or blend until smooth.
  5. Serve with our fantastic mushroom gravy!

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