Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

Want a new dinner side? Tired of mashed potatoes? Try this recipe for Garlic Mashed Cauliflower and change up your side-life.

Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

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  • 1

    head cauliflower, cut into florets

  • 1

    tablespoon olive oil

  • 1

    clove garlic, smashed

  • ¼

    cup Parmesan cheese, grated

  • 1

    tablespoon reduced-fat cream cheese

  • ½

    teaspoon kosher salt

  • teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground


Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add cauliflower, cover, and steam until tender, about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat; cook and stir garlic until softened, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Transfer half the cauliflower to a food processor; cover and blend on high. Add remaining cauliflower florets, one at a time, until vegetables are creamy. Blend in garlic, Parmesan cheese, cream cheese, salt, and black pepper.


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