Creamy Mashed Cauliflower

Mashed cauliflower is so good. You can have all the same flavors from mashed potatoes, but a little better for you. The kids eat mashed cauliflower better than mashed potatoes because they love cauliflower. We roast cauliflower a lot at our house, so this is a nice change.

Creamy Mashed Cauliflower
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Recipe type: Side, Vegetable
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 8 cups bite-size cauliflower florets, (about 1 head)
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed and peeled
  • ⅓ cup nonfat buttermilk
  • 1 tbs butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • Snipped fresh chives, for garnish
Instructions
  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 ¼ 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, butter, salt and pepper; pulse several times, then process until smooth and creamy. Transfer to a serving bowl. Garnish with chives, if desired. Serve hot.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¼ Calories: 93 Fat: 4 g Saturated fat: 2 g Unsaturated fat: 1 g Trans fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 13 g Sugar: 6 g Sodium: 367 mg Fiber: 5 g Protein: 5 g Cholesterol: 9 mg
2 Weight Watchers Smart Points per serving

 

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.)

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Place the cooked cauliflower and garlic in a food processor. Add buttermilk, butter, salt and pepper; pulse several times, then process until smooth and creamy.

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I always use my stick blender for this. I can’t recommend this enough. If you don’t have a stick blender, you have to transfer the mixture to a blender or food processor. No thanks!

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At this point, I always taste to see if it needs any additional salt or buttermilk. It will be a little different each time based on the size of the head of cauliflower. Transfer to a serving bowl. Garnish with chives, if desired. Serve hot.

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