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126
Calories 
9g
Carbs 
9g
Fat 
6g
Protein 
3
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(4 PointsPlus®)

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Recipe

The best Mashed Cauliflower recipe for anyone looking for a low carb alternative that is creamy, garlicky, and delicious.

I have been making mashed cauliflower for years and honestly I love it pretty much any way you make it. However my family doesn't feel the same way. They normally will tolerate mashed cauliflower only if I mix in a few potatoes and its still not their favorite. That all changed with this recipe. The secret? Drying off the cauliflower before its mashed. Its such a small step but it makes all the difference. This ensures a fluffy, thick mash like you would get with traditional potatoes. Then to make sure it really tastes amazing, it is mixed with a quick garlic butter, cream cheese, and Parmesan cheese. Seriously delicious.

Speaking of delicious low carb alternatives, what are your favorites? We eat a ton of cauliflower rice, especially this cilantro lime and coconut version. I also am obsessed with this Cauliflower and Carrot Rice with Browned Butter and love this creamy ricotta spaghetti squash.

Prep Time

The Best Mashed Cauliflower

58
Prep Time: 
Cook Time: 
Total Time: 

Ingredients

4
  • 1 U cauliflower, chopped into small pieces
  • 1.5 tbsp butter
  • 3 U garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon reduced fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
2/3 cup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 126
Calories from Fat 77
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g
13%
Saturated Fat 5g
26%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 22mg
7%
Sodium 471mg
20%
Total Carbohydrate 9g
3%
Dietary Fiber 3g
12%
Sugars 3g
Protein 6g

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the cauliflower and cook for 6-8 minutes until tender. Drain and use a dish towel or paper towels to pat the cauliflower dry. This will ensure the mash is fluffy and thick.
  2. While the cauliflower is cooking, melt the butter in a small sauce pan. Add the garlic and cook for 2-4 minutes until very fragrant and tender. Remove from heat.
  3. Add the cauliflower, garlic butter, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper to a food processor or blender. Puree until smooth and fluffy.
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