Cheddar Mashed Cauliflower Recipe
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Cheddar Mashed Cauliflower Recipe

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Want an alternative to mashed potatoes? Try cauliflower jazzed up with cheddar cheese and rosemary. —Chrystal Baker, Studio City, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 medium heads cauliflower, broken into florets
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 122 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 374mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 5g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. In a Dutch oven, bring 1 in. of water to a boil. Add cauliflower; cover and cook for 5-10 minutes or until tender. Drain; return to pan. Mash cauliflower with the milk, rosemary and salt. Stir in cheese until melted. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Cheddar Mashed Cauliflower in Taste of Home November 2011, p36

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DeliciouslyResourceful_Gina User ID: 4938423 183681
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2013

"I added chopped jalepenos and black pepper for more flavor. Yummy!"

Ab0628 User ID: 3440719 110398
Reviewed May. 12, 2012

"This was great! I used one pretty large head of cauliflower, skim milk, and 1/2 cup of cheese. No rosemary."

MY REVIEW User ID: 3572716 115727
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2012

"I don't know if I'd make this again. My family thought it was tasty but as a substitute for mashed potatoes, it was a total failure!"

MMMMMJames User ID: 6120068 116513
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2011

"My guests loved it."

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