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Healthy Mock Mashed Potatoes Recipe: Cheesy Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

Last night I shared a picture of this recipe on Instagram and asked people to guess as to what they thought it was.  I had a few followers who thought it was Sheppard’s Pie but although these look (and taste) like mashed potatoes there are no potatoes in the recipe at all.  In fact this is much more healthier for you than mashed potatoes and equally delicious!  It’s a recipe for Healthy Cheesy Garlic Mashed Cauliflower!

My husband doesn’t like vegetables and he truly dislikes cauliflower so you can only imagine how surprised he was to find out this was mashed cauliflower and that it was healthy.  Since we all loved these we decided to add it to our weekly menu.  This recipe is sure to be a hit with your family, let me know if they like it.

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Cheesy Garlic Mashed Cauliflower
Looking for a healthier alternative to mashed potatoes? Look no further with this mock mashed potato recipe featuring cauliflower.
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Cuisine: Healthy
Recipe type: Side
Serves: 4
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Ingredients
  • 1 head of cauliflower (florets)
  • 4 cloves of roasted garlic
  • 1 t. olive oil
  • ¼ c. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 T. low-fat cream cheese
  • 1 T. skim milk
  • ½ t. sea salt
  • ⅛ t. freshly ground pepper
  • Chives
Instructions
  1. Prepare roasted garlic (see below).
  2. Meanwhile, set up steamer or saucepan with steaming rack. Once it is ready place the cauliflower into steamer until tender, roughly 10 minutes.
  3. Once the garlic and cauliflower are ready place half the cauliflower into the food processor and blend on high until smooth. Add remaining cauliflower florets, roasted garlic, Parmesan cheese, cream cheese, milk, salt, and pepper. Blend until smooth.
  4. Garnish with fresh chives.
Preparing Roasted Garlic
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Peel away outer layers of garlic bulb so that the skins of the cloves are intact.
  3. Chop the head of the garlic off about ¼ to ½ the way down exposing garlic cloves.
  4. Drizzle the olive oil over each piece of garlic making sure the head is well coated. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at for 30-35 minutes.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cup Calories: 98 Fat: 5.7g Saturated fat: 1.8g Carbohydrates: 8.4g Sugar: 3.5g Sodium: 372mg Fiber: 3.6g Protein: 5.2g Cholesterol: 7mg
 Adopted from a recipe I found on AllRecipes.com.
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Comments

  1. Looks delicious! I am going to try this recipe

  2. Vickie Couturier says:

    that looks amazing,never had this before but it looks wonderful

  3. kelly nicholson says:

    i just ate..now im hungray again

  4. Sandy VanHoey says:

    This looks fabulous! I just pinned and have to try this. I love cauliflower anyway and with the cheeses and garlic,, I’ll bet it’s amazing. Now to print. Thanks for sharing this!

  5. bill elliott
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    This recipe looks great and healthy , will have to try this out.

  6. This dish is amazing! The cauliflower and roasted garlic combines for a very slightly sweet toasty garlicky deliciousness ! Try it you will love it. Combines well with your favorite turkey meatloaf recipe.

  7. Oh this looks s yummy! We had mashed cauliflower a very long time ago and it came out as a runny mess. Your images give me inspiration, though… maybe I should try again. :-)
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