Rachael Ray's Smashed Cauliflower

Total Time
Prep 3 mins
Cook 10 mins

I found this recipe on a recent Rachael Ray 30 minute meals show and loved it! Smashed Cauliflower with cheeses. Rachael Ray used fresh cauliflower...I found it really expensive in the store, so I tried frozen...still so very good...everyone in my family LOVED it! She also said it was a low carb substitute for mashed potatoes. I am giving you MY recipe for the same dish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring chicken broth to a boil (Rachael Ray used beef broth).
  2. Add frozen cauliflower.
  3. Boil for about 8-10 minutes.
  4. Drain -- in case there is too much liquid -- Add cheeses, butter and more broth if it is too thin for your taste.
  5. Smash with a masher. Should be the consistency of mashed potatoes.-- yum!
Most Helpful

I cannot give this enough stars. I used frozen cauliflower, sharp cheddar cheese and the new McCormick's Perfect Pinch in Parmesean Herb. This is wonderful and my DH had 3 helpings. A definite winner!

miss_treated1 May 04, 2012

Great substitute for mashed potatoes. Non cauliflower lovers will also love this.

rosslare March 18, 2012

Wow- can't believe something so simple is SO good! I followed the recipe as written but halved the recipe as I only had one bag of cauliflower. We all LOVED this. My nine year old after cleaning the serving bowl asked if he could lick the spoon :) Next time I will make the full batch as we all wanted more. Will be making again and again!

bmcnichol December 09, 2008