The Best Mashed Cauliflower

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.
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.


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


Instructions
  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.