Cauliflower Mashed potatoes are something I’m asked about all the time when it comes to recipes that are easier on the waist line. As a side note; potatoes themselves are not “bad”. The are a great form of a slow release carb full of nutrients. However, there are times when we don’t want all those carbs and can opt for something with a lower glycemic load that still tastes good – Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes are perfect for that!
I love using cauliflower to replace foods like rice and potatoes when I still want the texture and similar flavor profile. I made these whipped cauliflower potatoes the other night and paired them with pulled rotisserie chicken and my healthy collard greens recipe. Wholesome, soul-warming dinner without the “soul food” calorie count. I call them whipped rather than mashed because I put these in the food processor to get them really smooth. However, if it’s the mashed potato style you’re after, you can make cauliflower mashed potatoes by following the same recipe below, but rather than transfer into a processor, transfer back into the empty hot pot you boiled them in and mash with a potato masher or fork 🙂
Try these Cauliflower whipped potatoes or cauliflower mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving or next time you have a meal with lots of carb heavy foods. It’s also super easy with minimal ingredients, so you can enjoy yourself with friends and family rather than spending all of your time in the kitchen!
2 bags riced cauliflower (or you can rice 1.5 heads)
1/5 TBS minced garlic
2 TBS grass-fed butter or ghee
Thinly sliced chives for garnish
Salt & Pepper
What do to:
Boil riced cauliflower in water until it is soft (about 12 minutes)
Drain boiled cauliflower then transfer to a food processor.
Add butter, minced garlic, and salt & pepper.
Blend together in processes until cauliflower resembles whipped potatoes. (about 30 seconds to a minute should be good)
Transfer Whipped Cauliflower to a serving Bowl and sprinkle with chives.
SEE, told you it was easy!!! I hope you enjoy these Cauliflower mashed potatoes!