Mashed potatoes are one of my favourite sides, especially when loaded up with plenty of butter and sour cream, but mashed cauliflower is a great substitute! Cauliflower is lighter, healthy and I really enjoy the texture of mashed cauliflower! It’s just as easy to make mashed cauliflower as mashed potatoes, where you simply cook the cauliflower and then mash it! I like to steam the cauliflower on the stove but you could also microwave it or roast it. Unlike potatoes, you can mash the cauliflower in the food processor and I like the texture that the food processor gives the mashed cauliflower! (Mashing potatoes in a food process tends to turn them into glue… which is not nice!) Once the cauliflower is mashed, add you favourite ingredients like butter along with enough sour cream (or milk) to get them to the desired consistency! The next time you are thinking about adding mashed potatoes as a side dish for your meal, think about trying this mashed cauliflower instead!
Cook a few whole cloves of garlic along with the cauliflower for garlic mashed cauliflower! (Just mash them up along with the cauliflower once cooked!)
I added parmesan to this batch! Yum!
Quick and easy creamy mashed cauliflower that is a great alternative to mashed potatoes!
- 1 medium head cauliflower, cut into florets
- 4 cloves garlic, peeled
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- salt and pepper to taste
- Place the cauliflower and garlic in a steamer over boiling water and steam until fork tender, about 10-15 minutes.
- Mash the cauliflower and garlic with a masher or puree in a food processor.
- Mix in the butter and sour cream before seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.
Option: Replace some or all of the sour cream with plain yogurt or milk, cream, etc.
Option: Add 1/4 cup parmesan!
Option: Add 1 tablespoon white miso paste!