Cauliflower Puree, A.k.a. Fauxtatoes

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READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by mersaydees

Based on a recipe from Dana Carpender’s cookbook, 15-Minute Low-Carb Recipes. She says, “This is a wonderful substitute for mashed potatoes with any dish that has a gravy or sauce. Feel free…to use frozen cauliflower instead….”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Remove tough core from base of cauliflower and break head into florets. Place in a microwaveable casserole. Add a couple of tablespoons of water, and cover with the casserole’s lid or another microwave-safe cover.
  2. Cook on High for 10 to 12 minutes, or until quite tender but not yet sulfury smelling. (The cauliflower may also be steamed or boiled.).
  3. Drain it thoroughly. Puree in blender or food processor.
  4. Add butter and season to taste salt and pepper.

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