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Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

I order cauliflower mash every time we're at our favorite restaurant. Lucky us; one night, I figured out how to make it at home. It was so easy! —Jean Keiser, West Chester, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 5 cups fresh cauliflowerets
  • 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons fat-free milk
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • Cracked black pepper and minced fresh chives, optional

Directions

  • Place 1 in. of water in a large saucepan; add cauliflower and garlic. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until tender, 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain cauliflower and garlic; return to pan.
  • Mash cauliflower mixture to desired consistency. Stir in milk, mayonnaise, salt and white pepper. If desired, sprinkle with cracked pepper and chives.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 74 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 428mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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  • lhojnacki
    Nov 22, 2018

    This is delicious. I steamed my cauliflower, then followed directions I used fat free half and half instead of milk. PLEASE BRING BACK THE OPTION TO PRINT ONLY SELECT REVIEWS, NOT ALL REVIEWS. THANK YOU.

  • fmmslkl
    Nov 8, 2017

    This is very good, but don't expect it to taste like mashed potatoes. It never gets the texture of mashed potatoes but it is cauliflower. Therefore, it really shouldn't get the same texture as potatoes. I love it and sometimes I add grated cheese of any variety, paprika, pepper flakes, etc. Experiment to satisfy your own taste buds.

  • fmmslkl
    Nov 8, 2017

    This is very good, but don't expect it to taste like mash potatoes. It never gets the texture of mashed potatoes but it is cauliflower. Therefore, it really shouldn't get the same texture as potatoes. I love it and sometimes I add grated cheese of any variety, paprika, pepper flakes, etc. Experiment to satisfy your own taste buds.

  • Beema
    Dec 18, 2016

    This was recently reprinted In Simple & Delicious where I found it. I cut every ingredient in half, and substituted a garlic clove with minced garlic, did not use the fat-free version of the milk nor the mayo, as the regular of each was what I had on hand... I loved this. I like cauliflower and never thought I'd like it mashed, but I was wrong. So glad I gave it a try...now it will be one of my favorites.

  • BlackDuck531
    Jun 7, 2012

    After I said I would never make this again, my husband said he didn't mind it and WOULD eat it again, and he doesn't even like cauliflower, so I guess I should have given it another star, but I'm unable to change my previous rating!

  • BlackDuck531
    Jun 7, 2012

    I made this recipe with Miracle Whip and I'm not sure if that made the difference in the taste or not, but I wasn't crazy about this recipe. While it had a potato-ish resemblance, it didn't quite taste like potato like I thought it would, and I couldn't get my cauliflower smooth like mashed potatoes are. They also cool off quicker than mashed potatoes and the appeal just wasn't there. If you love cauliflower, then this recipe would be okay.

  • marlowesmom
    Jun 5, 2012

    We love this, especially for my diabetic mother. I use light sour cream, light margarine and chives instead of the mayo and milk, however. If you've never tried this, you need to do so right away! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  • michaelc0523
    Mar 10, 2012

    No comment left

  • catmichel
    Oct 25, 2011

    Would make again with more garlic and some chives.

  • crash9875
    Oct 9, 2011

    You can't even tell it is cauliflower. My kids may even like this better than regular mashed potatoes.