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, and a colander.
  2. Get out a small glass measuring cup and a medium bowl.
  3. Set up a food processor or blender.

STEP TWO – Steam the Cauliflower


1 medium head of cauliflower
3-4 cloves of garlic


  1. Add an inch of water to the pot with the steamer and bring to a boil.
  2. Wash the cauliflower and cut off all the florets.
  3. Peel the garlic.
  4. Add the cauliflower and garlic to the steamer basket and steam for about 5 minutes until it’s tender.
  5. Drain the cauliflower and garlic in the colander and add them to the food processor or blender.

STEP THREE – Finish the Dish


1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
⅓ cup of milk (we use 1%)
1 teaspoon of vinegar
Salt and pepper
Parmesan cheese
Green onions


  1. Add the vinegar to the milk and allow it to sour for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the soured milk to the food processor with the butter and spices.
  3. Blend the ingredients to the consistency you like.
  4. Scoop the mashed cauliflower into a bowl and top with a sprinkle of parmesan and chopped green onions.

Recommended serving size: 1 cup

Exchanges: 2 veg, 1 fat

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23 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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