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Cauliflower Mock Mashed Potatoes

Weight loss and fitness blogger from Southern California

[ A pinch of sea salt livens the dish ]

These cauliflower mock mashed potatoes were discovered by my girlfriend, Erica who adheres to a clean, gluten-free diet. Surprisingly, this recipe taste quite similar to regular garlic mashed potatoes [ & who doesn’t eat mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving?! It’s a must! ]. The whole process took a total of fifteen minutes; perfect because currently I am busy with other essential Thanksgiving preparations such as turkey, cranberry sauce & dessert. Happy Turkey Day- so much to be thankful for!

Weight loss and fitness blogger from Southern California

[ Medium sized cauliflower ]

Weight loss and fitness blogger from Southern California

[ Fresh chives & sea salt ]

Weight loss and fitness blogger from Southern California

[ All of the ingredients in my Ninja blender ]

Weight loss and fitness blogger from Southern California

[ Thanksgiving side dish that pairs well with cranberry sauce ]





Cauliflower Mock Mashed Potatoes

[ Recipe adapted & modified from The Food Network ]

** Serve four-six people

1 medium head of organic cauliflower

1 tablespoon Weight Watcher’s cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano

1/2 teaspoon fresh garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon straight chicken stock [ unsalted ]

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 dash of sea salt

1 teaspoon chopped fresh chives, for garnish

3 tablespoons unsalted Earth Balance butter

Set a stockpot of water to boil over high heat. Clean and cut cauliflower into small pieces. Cook in boiling water for about 6 minutes. Drain well; do not let cool and pat cooked cauliflower very dry between several layers of paper towels.In a bowl with a blender or food processor, puree the hot cauliflower with the cream cheese, Parmigiano-Reggiano, garlic, chicken stock & pepper until almost smooth.Garnish with chives, and serve hot with small slices of butter.Option: Try roasting the garlic & adding a little fresh rosemary for a whole new taste.

  1. Great recipe! I have made them twice. I would eat this as an alternative to regular mashed potatoes any day.

  2. Tons of Variations. Add wasabi mayo to get wasabi mashed “potatoes”. Add caramelized onions and blue cheese. Truffle oil is great too. Or some olives. Leftovers next morning for breakfast with a poached egg on top….

  3. Love this. thanks for detailed pictures. Was looking for Ninja recipe ideas that people are doing and found this. -Anna

  4. I have wanted to try these for sometime. Today, I made these delicious “potatoes”. Had enough for lunch tomorrow.
    They don’t taste like mashed potatoes, but WOW what a delicious and healthier dish.

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