Thursday, May 2, 2013

Skinny Cauliflower Mash



It's no wonder cauliflower is all the rage in the food blogger world. It's low in fat, high in fiber and not bad tasting at all. Our favorite way to eat it is mashed with a little bit of milk and butter. You can always add sour cream, cheese, bacon and everything else you would normally put in your mashed potatoes, but this is our light version. This recipe is really quick and the best part: you can trick your picky family into thinking it is mashed potatoes.

Ingredients:
1 head of cauliflower
2 teaspoons of butter
1/4 cup of low-fat milk
1 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of pepper
1 tablespoon of fresh chives or green onions

Kitchen Essentials:
Stove
Medium pot
Food mill or potato masher
Measuring cups
Measuring spoons
Cutting board
Knife
Wooden Spoon
Serving bowl
Strainer

Directions:
Fill a medium sized pot halfway with water and place over medium heat. Allow the water to come to a vigorous boil. Roughly chop the head of the cauliflower into even pieces. Add to the boiling water and allow to cook for 15 minutes. Stir ocassionaly. Using a fork poke the cauliflower to ensure that it is tender.

Place your stainer over the kitchen sink and pour the cauliflower into the strainer. Allow it to sit for a minute or two. Shake the strainer to ensure that all the water is removed. Return the cauliflower to the pot and add the butter. (You could also use margarine if you would like)

Place the pot back over the stove over low heat. Using you potato masher, begin to mash the cauliflower. Add the milk, salt and pepper and continue to mash until the cauliflower is creamy. Keep the mashed cauliflower over low heat for a few minutes stirring with a wooden spoon to ensure that all of the milk has been absorbed by the cauliflower.

Lastly add you chopped chives and you are ready to plate this skinny side dish! Enjoy!


40 comments:

  1. Love it! I will be making this on a weeknight :) Thank you.

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  2. I have a variation of this that I am going to feature on the blog soon! I love cauliflower mash!! All the comfort of mashed potatoes with a fraction of the fat and calories - what's not to love?! I'll have to try your version, they look amazing!

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    1. Yeah... When you eat it with a piece of grilled chicken, you can tell the difference...

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  3. Mashed Cauliflower is a weekly staple in our house - we love it so much!

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    1. gonna make roasted cauliflower soon... =)

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  4. yep keep seeing this must try :-)

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  5. The cauliflower growers must be so happy these days. Yum! We are trying to load up on veg and eat less carbs so this is so perfect.

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    1. lol... Yes they must be really happy these days!

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  6. WE love mashed cauliflower! So much healthier than potatoes.

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  7. This is a great replacement for potatoes. My friend who does the paleo diet doesn't take potatoes, but she takes cauliflower mash as a replacement.

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  8. I was thinking for quite some time to try mashed cauliflower. It is one of my favorite veggies :)

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  9. I LOVE cauliflower mash! Perfect for lightening up a meal, too.

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  10. You know - everyone raves about mashed cauliflower. I should really give it a shot. I'm so cauliflower-phobic.

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    1. lol... Its a little intimidating vegetable but really good..

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  11. What a creative and healthy way to use cauliflower - I do not think I ever made a mash with it but looking at your wonderful recipe and terrific pictures, I just know that I should! Love that pretty blue fabric!
    Have a lovely Saturday!

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  12. I just had some roasted cauliflowers for the lunch...love the stuff. The veggie mash is a great alternative to the potato puree.

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  13. I love cauliflower mash! SO good, and so healthy! Your photos are gorgeous!

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  14. I never had cauliflower mash but it sounds like a great idea!
    It's easy to prepare , light and healthy.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Ah, and not to forget-the fabric looks stunning :)

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  15. I've been meaning to make this for so long! This looks fantastic!

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  16. I have always wanted to try this! Thanks for the inspiration...I have a feeling I'll love it!

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  17. Using cauliflower is a great alternative to mashed potatoes.

    This is an awesome idea.

    Velva

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  18. healthy and delicious lovely way to have cauliflower

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  19. Yummers! I love how people are using cauliflower in so many ways these days. I've even seen it in a pizza crust ;)

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    1. Humm.. In pizza crust.. sounds interesting...

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  20. Delicious and healthy! I love the idea.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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