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Creamy Mashed Cauliflower

For weeknight dinner I want something fast, easy and not ordinary. This mashed cauliflower side dish is a perfect substitute for mashed potatoes.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 medium head cauliflower, chopped (about 6 cups)
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon whole peppercorns
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, cover cauliflower with water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, until cauliflower is tender 10-12 minutes; drain and return to pan.
  • Meanwhile, combine remaining ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Immediately remove from heat and strain through a fine mesh strainer; discard peppercorns, garlic and bay leaf.
  • Add cream mixture to cauliflower. Mash to reach desired consistency.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 243 calories, 23g fat (14g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 439mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.

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