Mashed Cauliflower

This recipe is similar to mashed potatoes, only fluffier, lighter, and perfect for non-potato fans like Julia. It’s an excellent dish to bring to food-centric celebrations like Thanksgiving as well.

STEP ONE – Preparations

  1. Get out a large pot, a steamer, a colander, and a food processor or blender.
  2. Get out a small glass measuring cup and a small serving bowl.

STEP TWO – Steam the Cauliflower


1 medium cauliflower head
3-4 cloves peeled garlic


  1. Place a steamer basket in the large pot, add 1 inch of water, and bring to a boil.
  2. Wash the cauliflower and cut off the florets.
  3. Add the cauliflower and garlic to the steamer and steam for 5 minutes until tender.
  4. Drain the vegetables in the colander and add to the food processor or blender.

STEP THREE – Make the Mash


1 tablespoon unsalted butter
⅓ cup milk
1 teaspoon white vinegar
½ teaspoon fine sea salt
½ teaspoon ground pepper
Grated parmesan cheese
Chopped green onions


  1. In the glass measuring cup, combine the milk and vinegar and let sour for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the soured milk to the food processor with the salt and pepper and blend until smooth.
  3. Scoop the mashed cauliflower into the serving bowl and top with the parmesan cheese and green onions.

Recommended Serving Size: 1 cup (¼ of recipe)

Exchanges: 2 veg, 1 fat

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24 thoughts on “Mashed Cauliflower

  1. This looks fabulous! I love garlic with mashed cauliflower but didn’t think to use Parmesan cheese ( cream cheese was what I used). Thank you!

    Happy Thanksgiving and good health to all. 🦃


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    1. Indeed it is! Yes, you can certainly skip the garlic and adjust any of the other spices to your taste. (Sorry for the late reply btw, hope you enjoyed the recipe!)


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