Rachael Ray's Cheesy "smashed" Cauliflower

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Posting this here for safe keeping. I don't normally use Rachael Ray recipes 'cause she mixes sweet and savory flavors a lot and I find that kinda gross. ;) But this one sounded pretty good. I think I'll leave out the nutmeg, tho. If you try it let me know how it turns out. :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour broth into a deep pot.
  2. Trim leaves and core off head of cauliflower.
  3. Place head of cauliflower in broth and drizzle with the olive oil.
  4. Cover and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat to medium and boil covered until tender, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  6. Uncover and mash cauliflower w/potato masher.
  7. Allow liquid to cook off while you add cheeses and mash all together, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  8. When all mixed and thickened, remove from heat and season with salt and pepper to taste, and nutmeg, if desired.
Most Helpful

I just tried the mashed cauliflower and it was very good. I did add some cream cheese since I did not have the other cheese but turned out well with add'l herbs. well done

healthbug September 29, 2012

I love this recipe. I've made it multiple times however without the nutmeg. I'm having it for company tonight and they've never had it before. I feel sure they'll love it.

Kathyeb May 21, 2011

yummm. i made this with the laughing cow garlic and herb cheese, and omitted the nutmeg...and, forgot the parmesan...turned out wonderful anyway. Great addition or replacement to mashed potatoes :-) thanks for posting

ShortieNJ September 18, 2010