By Barb Witherspoon on January 22, 2005
Photo by Katanashrp
Photo by Katanashrp
"Another variation on a cauliflower for potatoes recipe. We really like the flavor of the cream cheese and touch of garlic. You can also use this instead of mashed potatoes for Shepherd's Pie - it's really good this way!"
Serving Size: 1 (172 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"Easy and delicious! I microwaved frozen cauliflower with the (chopped) garlic. Then mixed everything together with a hand mixer. Seasoned with salt and pepper last."
"I just made this tonight. I was out of cream cheese so I did it with butter only. Boy was I happily surprised when a frozen bag of cauliflower turned into creamy mashed potatoes... Thank you so much for sharing the recipe, it is a keeper!"
"Just started low-carb eating, and it has been successful so far.... but MAN, did I miss mashed potatoes. This is FABULOUS!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I doubled the recipe, misread the recipe and threw in 8 ounces, instead of 6, of cream cheese, so it turned out a bit more soupy than traditional potatoes. But the flavor was excellent. I, too, left the garlic in and it was wonderful. I have tried other recipes for mock potatoes with cauliflower, but this one is the keeper."
"I dare anyone who claims not to like cauliflower to try this and not finish an entire serving. I left the garlic in and it wasn't overpowering at all. The cream cheese took it over the top. Thank you."
"Very good! My husband and I have been on a low-carb eating adventure for the past year, and we have definitely missed mashed potatoes. I was a bit skeptical while I was whipping the recipe together... but when it all came together it was VERY good. I will be making these again very soon!"
"I've tried many recipes for pureed cauliflower but this is the one I prefer the most. I also find if you just steam your cauliflower in those steam bags for the microwave, you don't have to deal with water. These are also great made as "loaded" with shredded cheddar, crispy cooked bacon, chopped green onions and sour cream on top (just like a loaded baked potato or loaded mashed potatoes)."
"My husband even liked it and he doesn't like cauliflower."
"This was so YUMMY! We did not have garlic cloves on hand and so we used a dash of Tastefully Simple's Garlic Garlic and that worked like a charm. I'm so glad I found this!"
"This is delicious! I put all ingredients into my food processor and purees till smooth. Very good. I also make it with just the cauliflower and butter and serve with meatloaf or any other time we would normally have mashed potatoes. Thanks!"
"Delish! And the best thing - this was too easy, so I wasn't too sure at first about it. HAD to add another big fat garlic clove, tho. SO, now I'm going to make it with the green-colored (broccoli) cauliflower, the orange-colored - which has a 25% higher Vitamin A content... and the purple-colored cauliflower also for beautiful colors. Thanks, Barb!"
"We loved this, I scaled the recipe by half to serve 3, my husband looked at it and said..its not very pretty but boy is it ever good..lol Saved to my favourite file, thanks."
"While these didn't look or taste anything like mashed potatoes (probably my favorite food in the whole wide world), they were a tastey medium for me to put my steak gravy on as a treat after my first week of SBD. I will definitely make these again."
"I was recently diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes. I have been really hurting for the foods I am used to . I tried this recipe tonight with steak and a veggie . It was almost like nothing had changed for the duration of the meal I felt like I was eating normally , better than that my blood sugar was on target one hour after the meal. Thank you for posting this recipe."
"Awesome! No one believes they aren't mashed potatoes! I loaded them with cheeses and bacon bits and chives - tasted like scooped out baked!"
"Extra good if you add bacon and green onions and top with cheese ;) I find I have to press the water out of the cauliflower or it is too watery for my taste. I put it in a strainer and press it until nothing more comes out. DH said it made all the difference in the world!"
"I used allouette cheese and did not tell my husband, a cauliflower hater, what this was. He said "good potatoes, hun". Haha. It's cauliflower. He said no it's not, I don't eat cauliflowers. I ate the leftovers for breakfast. Beyond delicious. Oh, I also put about two teaspoons of chicken base in before I pulverized the whole thing with my immersion blender. Definitely the fix if you're craving a change on the low carb diet. "
"This really surprised me & my tastebuds! I LOVE mashed potatoes & this was a great substitute for someone who's "low-carbing it." I even used more butter & sometimes omit the cream cheese and use sour cream. Highly recommend this recipe!"
"Didn't have any cream cheese, but still very good with lots of butter instead. Texture very much like potatoes (though nothing beats the real thing) Sweetie says next time we'll use some gravy! :)"
"OK I was really sceptical with this recipe ...but it does taste like mashed potatoes! I did add extra garlic powdwer b/c I love garlic. "