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    Garlicky Mashed Cauliflower "potatoes"

    Garlicky Mashed Cauliflower "potatoes". Photo by Vin Cent

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    15 mins

    5 mins

    10 mins

    Wish I Could Cook's Note:

    If you’re looking for ways to eat your favorite foods in a healthier, lower calorie way and if mashed potatoes are a weakness, you’ll love this veggier, less carbier alternative to your favorite comfort food! Even if you scoff at cauliflower, you’ll never know that this dish isn’t made from a spud! Recipe found at

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    1. 1
      Bring a stockpot of water to boil over high heat.
    2. 2
      Clean and cut cauliflower into small pieces. Cook in boiling water for about 6 minutes, or until well done. Drain well; do not let cool and pat cooked cauliflower very dry between several layers of paper towels.
    3. 3
      In a bowl with an immersion blender, or in a food processor, puree the hot cauliflower with the cream cheese, nutritional yeast, garlic, boullion and pepper until almost smooth.
    4. 4
      Garnish with chives, and serve hot.
    5. 5
      Try roasting the garlic and adding a little fresh rosemary for a whole new taste.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 21, 2012


      Another amaaaaaazing recipe from "Wish I could cook"! Simple, quick and easy but so much flavor in it! As an extra tip, use a regular food processor or be careful when mashing the cauliflower with an immersion blender... if not your kitchen will need an extra cleaning! Also, I spread some extra bread crumbs and scallions on top. Was extra flavorful!

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    • on September 22, 2013


      What a great alternative to mashed potatoes! I loved this dish. I used Laughing Cow cream cheese in place of the vegan cream but otherwise prepared 2.directed. Made for Veggie Swap 6

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    • on June 26, 2012


      Yum, this was unexpectably delicious! I steamed the cauliflower until the pieces were very soft, drained then placed the cauliflower back in the same pot (deep enough that the vegetable won't splatter when blended). Added the other ingredients which included white pepper (although skipped the veggie broth) and I included both fresh rosemary and chives from our garden. I used Oregon-made regular cream cheese and one tablespoon combo of olive oil and butter. Pureed with an immersion blender, using a small amount of the saved cooking liquid to help puree the cauliflower and plated on a bed of baby arugula. Finally garnished with fresh cracked black pepper, salt and chive blossom. Very good! Made for Veg Tag/June.

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    Nutritional Facts for Garlicky Mashed Cauliflower "potatoes"

    Serving Size: 1 (159 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 76.4
    Calories from Fat 11
    Total Fat 1.3 g
    Saturated Fat 0.2 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 50.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 12.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.2 g
    Sugars 2.8 g
    Protein 7.7 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    vegan cream cheese

    vegan chicken broth

    vegan margarine

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