Cauliflower is having its day in the trendy sun as a healthy ingredient substitute in many of our favorite recipes, like this one, where we swap mashed cauliflower for mashed potatoes in this one. silky side dish.
Creamy Cauliflower Mash Recipe
At first glance, this dish indeed appears to be a creamy and lush mashed potato just begging to be covered with a decadent sauce. Or wiped straight off the serving platter with the swipe of your finger. But you, my friend, have just had the vegetable wool pulled over your eyes. Because potatoes aren't, and they're healthier.
Say hello to your new favorite mash, Cauliflower Mash with Parmesan and Chives. And guess who will never miss the extra calories that usually come with the commute with mashed potatoes? It is true. YOU!
This recipe is from The guy's diet recipe book by Serena Wolf from the blog Domestic me. She wrote this cookbook to provide healthy, healthier recipes even for the hardiest male eaters - initially her beloved boyfriend who decided it was time to start monitoring her intake more closely. food. We made this cauliflower puree to serve alongside Serena Epic Meatloaf Recipe.
Healthy Cauliflower Puree
Of course, potatoes on their own are a great vegetable to love. It's just all the good things that go into it (cream ... butter ... all the fixins) that can turn my classic buttery mashed potatoes into sneaky calorie bombs.
This mashed cauliflower recipe turns those facts around.
Cauliflower replaces potatoes and chicken broth replaces cream or milk. Simmered together then mashed in a blender or food processor turns cauliflower into a silky texture worthy of any mash. Just 1/4 cup of Parmesan adds a cheesy bite so good you'll never run out of butter.
While this side dish might not totally fool your diners into believing that these are real blue mash, I bet they'll certainly forgive you for the trickery once they find out how many. calories they saved with every bite.
Still skeptical? Dont be. Just try these babies out, then help yourself in seconds.
What does this cauliflower puree contain?
Cauliflower mashed potatoes require very few ingredients to achieve that perfectly creamy consistency. Here's what you'll need to make creamed cauliflower:
- Fresh cauliflower
- Chicken broth
- Parmesan cheese
- Fresh chives
- Salt and pepper
Really, this is it! If you need to make vegetarian cauliflower puree, substitute the chicken broth for vegetable broth.
How to make cauliflower puree
- In a saucepan, combine the cauliflower and broth and bring to a boil.
- Reduce the heat to a boil, cover with a lid and cook until the cauliflower is cooked through.
- Transfer the cauliflower to a food processor using a slotted spoon and puree until smooth. Then put it in a bowl and stir in the Parmesan, chives, salt and pepper.
Can I freeze mashed cauliflower?
Yes, these mashed cauliflower potatoes freeze well. Simply let them cool to room temperature before transferring them to a freezer-safe freezer container or bag. You can reheat the mashed cauliflower on the stovetop.
Can I add other herbs?
Yes, feel free to make this creamed cauliflower recipe just like you would with your regular mashed potatoes.
How long to cook cauliflower for mashed cauliflower
When you cook the cauliflower in the broth, cook it until it's fork-right but not falling apart. If the cauliflower is cooked too long, it will not turn into a creamy mash.
For best flavor, use real Parmesan cheese and not the powdered type in a shaker. Trust me for this shot!
If you don't have a food processor, mash the cauliflower by hand with a potato masher or potato masher. Your mashed cauliflower might not be as creamy, but it will still taste delicious.
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Mashed cauliflower with parmesan and chives
Cauliflower florets cooked in chicken broth, then mashed until smooth, are a healthier and delicious alternative to mashed potatoes loaded with butter and cream.
- 2 little heads cauliflower hollowed out and leaves removed and cut into small florets
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1/4 Chopped off grated parmesan cheese
- 1/4 Chopped off chopped fresh chives
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
In a medium saucepan, combine the cauliflower and chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover with a lid and cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until the cauliflower is tender but not completely falling apart.
Use a slotted spoon to transfer the cauliflower to a food processor and puree until smooth and silky.
Transfer to a bowl and stir in the Parmesan and chopped chives and season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Serve hot.
Mashed cauliflower with parmesan and chives
Quantity per serving (4 g)
Calories 33 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value *
Saturated fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 6 mg2%
Sodium 526 mg23%
Potassium 94 mg3%
Vitamin A 54IU1%
Vitamin C 8 mgten%
Calcium 76 mg8%
The iron 1 mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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