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Cheddar Mashed Cauliflower

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


  • 2 medium heads cauliflower, broken into florets
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Coarsely ground black pepper, optional


  • In a Dutch oven, bring 1 in. of water to a boil. Add cauliflower; cover and cook until tender, 5-10 minutes. Drain. Mash cauliflower with the milk, rosemary and salt. Stir in cheese until melted. If desired, top with additional fresh rosemary and coarsely ground black pepper.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 122 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 374mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 5g fiber), 8g protein.

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  • DeliciouslyResourceful_Gina
    Dec 15, 2013

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

  • Ab0628
    May 12, 2012

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

  • chrissteve
    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
    Nov 26, 2011

    My guests loved it.