Cauliflower has become to go to healthy substitute for many starchy/high carb foods. It is a great substitute for pizza crust, potatoes and rice! It took some getting used to for me, the taste just isn't the same. If you follow this site you will likely now I LOVE MY MASHED POTATOES. I don't like them all fancy or "dolled up," I love classic, easy, simple mashed potatoes. So when trying the classic type mashed potatoes I just couldn't get on board. When I started adding different seasonings to Mashed Cauliflower, I started to enjoy them more and more.
I love Garlickly Roasted Cauliflower so I tried adding Garlic and fell in love and that became the go to way to make 'em. Recently we went out and had mashed potatoes with chives on them. The chives added such a great but subtle flavor. I would have never thought of adding chives to mashed potatoes. I was making mashed potatoes and added some chives to see how it worked with the cauliflower... it was even better then in the mashed potatoes.
How to make:
Garlic and Chive Mashed Cauliflower are not only healthy and delicious, but they are easy to make. You can use fresh cauliflower or frozen cauliflower. For fresh cauliflower, steam for about 20 minutes until fork tender. By fork tender I mean you want it "soft". If it is still "hard" you won't be able to get it as creamy as you might want. If you are using frozen cauliflower, follow the instructions. Again, make sure it is not to "hard".
Once cooked add all of your ingredients to a food processor and process on high till cauliflower is creamy and smooth. You can also use a hand mixer or a mixer. I have found it takes a little longer to get out all the chunks. I personally don't mind them and sometime it is easier to get out the hand mixer versus the food processor, as well as less to clean up.Print
Dairy Free Mashed Cauliflower flavored with Garlic and Chives!
- 2 pounds frozen/raw Cauliflower
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 tablespoon Ghee
- 1/4 cup Nutpods (or Cashew Milk)
- 1/4 cup Chicken Stock
- 1 tablespoon Freeze Dried Chives
- 1 teaspoon Garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
- 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon Paprika
- Steam/Cook Cauliflower until fork tender
- In a food processor add the cooked cauliflower and the remaining ingredients, processing on high until creamy and smooth. If you don't have a food processor you can you a mixer/hand mixer, it might take a little longer to get smooth.
- You can top with Butter and Fresh Chives
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 5-20 minutes
- Category: American
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: dinner
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