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Garlic-Parmesan Mashed Cauliflower

Here's a skinny alternative to mashed potatoes. With the addition of sour cream and Parmesan cheese this dish is delicious.—Amy Green, Carrollton, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 medium head cauliflower, broken into florets
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • Place 1 in. of water in a large saucepan; add cauliflower and garlic. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and cool slightly. Transfer to a blender; add the remaining ingredients. Cover and process until smooth.
  • Spoon into a 1-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until heated through and top is lightly browned.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 98 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 280mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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  • az_jill
    Feb 18, 2016

    Very delicious and healthy! Loved that it didn't add in a lot of extra fat. Thanks Amy!

  • Shoes58
    Jul 29, 2013

    it sounded interesting but -wow!!- i was not prepared for how good this was. we've always liked cauliflower but this could probably win over some of the haters too.

  • cathycooking
    Mar 19, 2013

    Great alternative to mashed potatoes. Easy to make and very tasty. I substituted plain greek yogurt for the sour cream and felt it gave a nice flavor. I also doubled the garlic based on comments in other recipes.

  • CarolinaRN
    Nov 12, 2012

    one word...Yumm!