Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Recipe: Cauliflower Mashed "Potatoes"

I am never too full to eat fries.  I have been known to announce that I'm full at the end of a meal, but if someone offers up the remaining French fries on his plate, consider them inhaled within 2.76 seconds.  It wasn't until college that I tried mashed potatoes, and hot damn!  I love that too.  If only mashed potatoes were healthy instead of the starchy carb-monsters that they are.

Today's recipe may just change your freakin' life.  Mr. TBS makes these cauliflower mashed "potatoes" almost weekly, and to call them a substitute just wouldn't do them justice.  They fool my taste buds every time.  If I knew cauliflower could taste like this, I would have eaten it a long time ago.

Cauliflower Mashed "Potatoes"

1 head of cauliflower
3 tablespoons butter or substitute  (We use Earth Balance.)
1 tablespoon cream cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/8 tablespoon ground black pepper
1/2 tablespoon minced garlic (optional)

  1. Bring water to a boil in a pot.
  2. Cut cauliflower into small pieces.
  3. Cook in boiling water for 5-7 minutes, or until well done.  Drain well but do not let cool.
  4. In a large bowl, puree all ingredients with an immersion blender (or puree in a food processor).

Thanksgiving just got healthier!

Will you try cauliflower now?


bobbi said...

I've been really opposed to trying any type of cauliflower based anything on account of its smell, but you've made it look really good (and easy)! If you get a flurry of texts tmrw because I've somehow managed to light my hair on fire while trying this (I've done dumber things), don't be surprised!

Unknown said...

Honestly I think I would try it, it looks wonderful! Thank you for sharing the recipe :)

Jess said...

SO TRUE and so sad :(

I've told you this before, Toy makes these cauliflower mashed "potatoes" and OH MY my taste buds love her.

And I love YOU! :)

Nilda said...

I'm the exact same way with french fries. I don't know why, but I can't refuse the pieces of potato goodness.

I've seen similar mashed "potato" recipes, but have been hesitant to try. But since you're a fellow potato lover and you say you like them, I may just give them a try!

Tyler said...

I've been wanting to try this for awhile! I'm glad to know they taste good! Will try these soon :)

Whitney said...

This looks awesome! I've really been wanting to try it. Does it actually taste like it? haha

Darby Hawley said...

Wow I would have never thought of this!!! Sounds delicious :-)

Artista said...

I love califlower mashed potatoes! I have never tried it with cream cheese and parm!! yum!


Unknown said...

That looks wonderful! I hated cauliflower until I discovered roasting it in the oven. So yummy.

Jenn said...

You first experienced mashed potatoes in college?! You were missing out during childhood.

Even though these do look delicious, I know what cauliflower does to my husband. I would be afraid to be stuck in the house with him if I made these - catch my drift?

Taylor said...

Is looks delicious, and now I am hungry! Mashed potatoes always make me happy. So so , too good.
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Cait Emma said...

mmmm i totally don;t like cauliflower, but that looks very yummy!

Emily said...

WHAT?! I am making this. I just recently fell in love with cauliflower. And I am a mashed potato lover. This is dream food.

Leanne said...

My grandmother has been doing this recipe for forever! I love it! And you really can't tell the difference. I love finding healthy substitutes. But thanks for sharing your version, I can't wait to try! :)

Unknown said...

i've always wanted to try this Cauliflower mash thing!! Looks yummy!!

Bree said...

That looks sooo yummy!! Gonna try this soon!

Ashley Kelly said...

I'm usually not too big on cauliflower, but this looks really good!
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Unknown said...

Cauliflower is second favorite vegetable and I LOVE eating it like this. Though I'm not as healthy...I usually add a lot of bacon and a lot of cheddar cheese to it. Probably worse than mashed potatoes but ohhhhhhhh so good :)

Hopefully posting this will get other people to try it. I really think that cauliflower has a bad reputation haha


Aspiring Kennedy said...

This would be the only way you could tempt me to eat cauliflower. And to be honest, you would have to feed it to me first and tell me what it is only after I've raved about how amazing it is. But this would be a genius way to get kids to eat their veggies.

christine donee said...

ok. I definitely need to do this.