Mashed Cauliflower

Mashed Cauliflower
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Mashed Cauliflower

Maryse Chevriere

Mashed Cauliflower

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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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. 


Calories per serving:

92 kcal

Daily value:



  • Carbohydrate, by difference 7 g
  • Protein 5 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 5 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 162 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 43 µg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 1 mg
  • Vitamin D 14 IU
  • Ash 1 g
  • Calcium, Ca 142 mg
  • Carotene, beta 11 µg
  • Cholesterol 13 mg
  • Choline, total 5 mg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 1 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 2 g
  • Folate, DFE 2 µg
  • Folate, food 2 µg
  • Folate, total 2 µg
  • Glutamic acid 1 g
  • Magnesium, Mg 8 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 102 mg
  • Potassium, K 62 mg
  • Retinol 42 µg
  • Selenium, Se 5 µg
  • Sodium, Na 273 mg
  • Sugars, total 3 g
  • Theobromine 6 mg
  • Water 24 g
  • Zinc, Zn 1 mg
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