Friday, February 14, 2014

Healthy Recipes || Mashed Cauliflower - Low Carb Alternative to "Mashed Potatoes"

Mashed cauliflower that looks and tastes like mashed potatoes ... except with much less starch. Have you tried it?  In an effort to eat more vegetables and less carbs, I decided to give the dish a try.  What's the verdict?  Yo, this dish is DELICIOUS!

Various forms of the mashed cauliflower recipe have been floating around the Web.  Some contain butter while some use olive oil ... some use romano cheese while some use mozzarella.  It really depends on what you want to add to your mashed cauliflower, though I will say a bit of salt and pepper is a must and cheese certainly enhances the flavor.  (I personally use salt, pepper, sharp cheddar, and organic butter.)

Without further ado, here is what you will need at the minimum: 

1 cup of mashed cauliflower
a bit of salt
a bit of black pepper
1-2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil or melted butter

Optional ingredients:
cheese of your choice (e.g., Parmesan, Mozzarella, Romano ... as much or as little as you want)
garlic powder

  1. Steam the cauliflower until it is "mash-able" (i.e., soft but not too soft).
  2. Use a food processor to mash the cauliflower.  (If you don't have a food processor, using a blender on pulse is okay or mash with a utensil.)
  3. Mix all the other ingredients into the mashed cauliflower.
  4. You're done!  Enjoy!


Anonymous said...

definitely interesting will have to try this!

Monalisa said...

I've always been reluctant to try this but seen as it's so simple why not? You made it sound worth while :)

SD said...

Thanks for sharing

Michelle said...

Loo, your blog is amazing....I'm glad I found you I've got lots to catchup on :). Keep up the great work.

Jai said...

I've been eating this for the past 2 weeks, add butter and sour cream and you can't tell the difference between this and a baked potato!

Loo said...

Let me know how you like it! :o)

Loo said...

I'm glad. Keep me posted on how you like it! :o)

Loo said...

You're welcome! :o)

Loo said...

Awww, thank you, Michelle! :o)

Loo said...

Girl, I'll have to try adding sour cream. That sounds yummy! :o)