Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
There are many recipes for Mashed Cauliflower. This is simple, good and fast and different. A make ahead recipe if desired. Your guests will be guessing the ingredients. Enjoy!
- 1 large head cauliflower, with core, leaves removed, whole
- 1⁄2 cup margarine
- 8 -10 saltine crackers or 8 -10 cheese crackers, crushed
- 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon white pepper
- 1 cup sour cream
- 6 slices Velveeta cheese (1/4 inches wide) or 6 slices colby-monterey jack cheese (1/4 inches wide)
- Boil the whole head with core side down in large stock pot. Make sure the entire head is covered by boiling water. Cook on medium high heat.
- Stick a fork in it after 8 to 10 minutes.
- It must be soft.
- Drain in colander.
- Place drained cauliflower in mixing bowl and margarine.
- Mash on low speed.
- Add crushed crackers, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper. Mix at low speed.
- Fold in sour cream with spoon.
- Tear slices of cheese in small pieces and fold in to mixture.
- Pile in heat proof serving dish.Heat for 3 - 4 minutes in microwave. Serve.
- You may refrigerate covered, then heat in microwave. Use a longer time at 70% to 80% power because it is chilled.
- You will have your guests guessing at the ingredients. Enjoy!
I loved this recipe. I made if for Thanksgiving and every time I see cauliflower is on sale, I instantly think of recipe!
This looked very interesting so I had to try. 3 changes, but nothing much. I did use Monterey Jack as you suggested. Velveeta, unless it is mixed with rotel and served with Doritos ... I don't touch it. Sorry Velveeta fans. The cheese was great. I did puree almost smooth, but did leave a little texture. I used a whole wheat cracker blend. I'm not a saltine fan, they worked very well. Then I added a little fresh fine chopped parsley.. Ingredients were on spot. I put mine in individual gratin dishes and then topped with a sprinkle of cheese and baked in the oven to brown the top slightly. I was a great dish. It is in my book. I just enjoyed the monterey jack and the hint of fresh parsley,
I didn't whip mine until it was smooth, but left it looking like little tiny pieces of cauliflower. I used whole wheat crackers and left out the salt, and arranged more Velveeta decoratively on top. This was tasty, but felt like it should have had something more I can't put my finger on. Next time I'll try the colby-jack, and add in some jalapenos or bacon.