Monday, August 8, 2011

Recipe: Mashed Cauliflower


I have heard people say, "oh, mashed cauliflower totally tastes like mashed potatoes. You will totally fool people and trick them into eating something healthier."  Let's be serious.  No one is going to be fooled.  They taste like cauliflower.  They are still very tasty but they are totally not potatoes.  Seriously. 

Mashed Cauliflower

  • 1 head cauliflower, broken into florets
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/3 cup low fat buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Steam or boil cauliflower and garlic cloves until cauliflower is easily pierced with a fork.  Approximately 10 - 12 minutes.
  2. Drain cauliflower and garlic and put in a large bowl.  Add buttermilk and butter.  Use a hand blender to combine ingredients until smooth. 
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Low fat sour cream can be used in place of the buttermilk.


  1. Oh yeah. Cauliflower / potatoes ~ not the same ~ but both so YUMMY! I like to simply steam florets, drain well, plate, and cover with a handful of grated cheddar cheese :-)

  2. Mmm...that sounds delightful. In college, my roommates and I used to steam cauliflower and then eat it with Cheez Whiz. I figure, hey, at least we cooked our meals at home. :)