Mashed Cauliflower “Potatoes”

Mashed Cauliflower
I’m unintentionally on a cabbage family spree. You may appreciate cauliflower with this recipe because it’s so simple to prepare, and avoids the starch that accompanies potatoes. It would be a shame not to share this recipe in case someone hasn’t discovered it yet.

When steamed and mashed, cauliflower makes a great base for comfort food, especially stews and slow-cooked marinades. Or it’s great with some butter, salt, and grated cheese on top.

You can make it like creamy mashed potatoes, or slightly lumpy mashed potatoes. For the creamy version, blend on a high speed, and for the lumpy version (in the picture above) pulse on a low setting in a blender, just enough to leave it a little lumpy.

Tip On rare occasions, I buy purple, orange, or green cauliflower. And the orange cauliflower has quite a bit more vitamin C than the other colors.

You can cut up the cauliflower into florets before steaming, or just steam it whole. I use a steam basket in a large saucepan with cover on top.

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Posted in Egg-Free, Lactose-Free, Low-Sugar, Nut-Free, Paleo, SCD, Vegetarian, Wheat-free  |  2 Comments

2 Responses to Mashed Cauliflower “Potatoes”

  1. Kate says:

    I made this a while ago, and it’s really good! I can’t have dairy, so I flavor it with olive oil, garlic, and a bit of sea salt. Good stuff. :)

  2. dozenz says:

    I love Mashed Cauliflower. I was so happy to discover this once I started my low-starch diet. I first used it as part of a Shephards Pie substitution, though I use a little more butter. I think it tastes very close to the real thing.

    I also make a 50-50 mix with real mashed potatoes for my fiance since she would rather have the real thing.

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