Well I admit, I have never been big on mashed cauliflower. It’s pretty boring, just give me real mashed potatoes but I just can’t handle the carbs. Of course I knew to make better faux “potatoes” using cauliflower, I needed lots of fat and something to give the lifeless steamed veggie some “body”. Here is where my recipe comes in! This recipe is actually WAY easier to make than making real mashed potatoes!
You could use a food processor or potato masher but I HIGHLY recommend getting an Immersion Blender! You will use it more than you think!
I hope to post a short video to show you how easy these are to make but that would require an extra set of hands I don’t have right now. Anna’s hands are cute but would not be helpful! While taking the photos for the pot roast and mashed taters, this was Anna posing!
I hope you enjoy this recipe! Don’t forget to make a double batch because they will go fast!
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210 calories, 17 grams fat, 2 net carbs, 11 grams protein
15 oz. bag of frozen cauliflower
1/3 cup water
5 oz. extra sharp white cheddar cheese (I like Cabots), cut into 1 inch cubes or shredded
3/4 teaspoon Himalayan or sea salt
2 tablespoons salted butter
Pour frozen cauliflower into medium frying pan. Add 1/3 cup of water. Cover and cook on medium heat for 5-7 minutes, or until cauliflower are tender. Remove lid to allow remaining water to cook off. Turn off heat but leave pot on burner as you use Immersion blender directly in the pan to cream cauliflower. ** Then add salt and cheese. Stir until cheese is melted. Use immersion blender again to make sure there are no lumps. Stir in butter and taste for seasoning.
**If using gas stove, turn down flame as low as you can while adding in cheese.