Rachael Ray's Cheesy "smashed" Cauliflower

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

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  1. Delicious!
  2. My wife and I love it. She has made it with herbed cream cheese as well and while it is good, I prefer the Boursin. We have made it for company and gotten nothing but raves. Great way to keep carbs down and up fiber.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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


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