Cauliflower "Mashed Potatoes" Recipe How to Prep a Cauliflower

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Mar. 30, 2013

Try these cauliflower "mashed potatoes" (cauliflower puree) and you won't miss those mashed potatoes at all! The cauliflower is creamy, smooth, and light...and not to mention healthier than mashed potatoes.


Cauliflower head 3 Pound
Butter 1 Tablespoon
Heavy cream 1 Tablespoon
Grated cheddar cheese 2 Tablespoon
Salt and pepper To Taste
For garnish
Chopped scallions 1 Tablespoon



1. Cut and separate cauliflower into florets as shown in the video.


2. In a large pot, add a cup of water and bring to a boil.

3. Throw cauliflower florets in the pot. Cover with lid and cook for 5-8 minutes or until fork tender.

4. Into the blender or food processor, put the cooked cauliflower and puree until smooth.

5. Into a bowl, transfer the puree and add butter, cream, cheese, salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.


6. Garnish with scallions and serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 64Calories from Fat 18

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 2 g3.1%

Saturated Fat 1 g5%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 116 mg4.83%

Total Carbohydrates 9 g3%

Dietary Fiber 4 g16%

Sugars 4 g

Protein 4 g8%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet