Mashed Cauliflower

Mashed Cauliflower
Maryse Chevriere

Ingredients

  • cauliflower heads, cut into chunks
  • cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/2 cup  low-fat milk
  • small Tabasco pepper, seeds and ribs removed
  • 1 teaspoon  kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon  olive oil
  • 1/4 cup  Parmesan, finely grated
  • 3 sprigs  fresh thyme leaves

This dish is a great alternative for mashed potatoes, the cauliflower has a significantly lighter calorie count and the same comforting quality — no side is better for special occasions and weeknights alike. The flavor profile dish is simple, with fresh garlic, Parmesan, and thyme. Feel free to switch things up — swap out the Parmesan and thyme for curry powder and raisins, for instance. 

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Directions

Steam the cauliflower and garlic until crisp-tender, test the doneness frequently using a fork. Transfer the mixture to a food processor and add the milk; process the ingredients until they are combined but still chunky (about 10 pulses). Add in the pepper and salt, then turn the processor back on — slowly pour the olive oil into the mixture through the feeding tube; the final consistency should be smooth and fully incorporated. Transfer the mash to a mixing bowl and stir in the Parmesan garnish with the thyme. Serve immediately or at room temperature. 

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

183 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:

9%

Servings:

4
  • Fat 7g 11%
  • Carbs 24g 8%
  • Saturated 2g 12%
  • Fiber 9g 35%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 10g
  • Monounsaturated 3g
  • Polyunsaturated 1g
  • Protein 12g 24%
  • Cholesterol 6mg 2%
  • Sodium 819mg 34%
  • Calcium 228mg 23%
  • Magnesium 76mg 19%
  • Potassium 1,334mg 38%
  • Iron 2mg 13%
  • Zinc 2mg 10%
  • Phosphorus 273mg 39%
  • Vitamin A 38µg 4%
  • Vitamin C 207mg 345%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 15%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 20%
  • Niacin (B3) 2mg 11%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 41%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 243µg 61%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 4%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 4%
  • Vitamin K 67µg 84%
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