Low Carb Fauxtatoes

"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!"
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  • Chop cauliflower and steam with garlic until very soft.
  • Discard garlic clove.
  • Process cauliflower and other ingredients in food processor.

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  1. GinnyP
    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.
  2. choppie1
    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!
  3. PrincessSarahNP
    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.
  4. Katanashrp
    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.
  5. GlaaGar
    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!


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