Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 6 mins

Is it pureed cauliflower or garlic mashed potatoes? First time out, my wife couldn't tell it wasn't potato until I told her...

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set a stockpot of water to boil over high heat.
  2. Clean and cut cauliflower into small pieces.
  3. Cook in boiling water for about 6 minutes, or until well done.
  4. Drain well; do not let cool and pat cooked cauliflower very dry between several layers of paper towels.
  5. In a bowl with an immersion blender, or in a food processor, puree the hot cauliflower with the cream cheese, Parmesan, garlic, chicken base, and pepper until almost smooth.
  6. Garnish with chives, and serve hot with pats of butter.


Most Helpful

Wow! This was sooo delicious! While I don't think you could "fool" too many people and call these potatoes, this was still an extremely tasty side dish and a fantastic alternative to potatoes. I tried a recipe similar to this when I was on the South Beach Diet and it was severely lacking in flavor, but this one was the exact opposite. It had great texture as well - nice and thick. I used 1/3 less fat cream cheese and also mixed in some light sour cream. Before serving, I topped it with a dollop of Smart Balance spread. Yummy Yummy! Thanks for sharing this outstanding recipe.

shimmerchk May 28, 2007

Great flavor! I like my potatoes a little thicker, but I will make these again and take time to dry the cauliflower - maybe that will help with the texture. Overall great dish.

relady29 February 11, 2014

I found this to be a very good recipe, but lacking a bit in body, so I added a little more cheese and half a can of white navy beans which helped with texture,body and taste. Thank you for the recipe.

Alison U. February 04, 2014

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