Rich and Creamy Mashed Cauliflower

"A wonderful alternative to mashed potato (great for carb cutters) but equally as great as a side dish with any meal, I tend to add a little grated cheese sometimes too! Enjoy!"
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  • In a 3-quart saucepan, bring the water to boil
  • Add cauliflower and garlic and cook covered for 15 minutes or until florets are tender then drain.
  • In a food processor or blender, process cauliflower, garlic, mayonnaise, and salt until creamy, scraping down sides as needed.
  • Stir in basil leaves and serve immediately.

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  1. This is a great recipe! It's delicious as-is, though I've taken to making it with fat-free plain Greek yogurt instead of the mayo. The yogurt is a delcious and creamy sour-cream substitute with loads of protein. I'm always thrilled when I find something uber-healthy AND delicious that my kids will eat. I make this using frozen cauliflower to save time. Thank you for posting!
  2. I enjoyed this very much and thought it was a great stand in for mashed potatoes. However, my hubby wouldn't touch it. He isn't exactly what I would call a "foodie" though. The only thing I might do differently would be to decrease the mayo just a little to obtain a thicker consistency.
  3. Wow! What a fabulous, simple and absolutely delish recipe! I don't think I'll ever go back to mashed potatoes again! I may add a bit more garlic next time, only because I'm a huge fan, but made as directed, I seriously could have eaten the entire dish. Thanks so much for posting this!
  4. This is now a new favorite in my home! My once picky veggie eater of a husband and toddler now gobble this up even more than they would my homemade Mashed Potatoes! THANKS!!! I'm sharing this recipe with all my cooking friends. :)


I live in the South of England, no kids but preparing for one day cooking for a whole brood hopefully! I love Australia most of all for food - exotic food but also hearty homecooked aswell. I enjoy salsa to burn off the excess calories and one day again i hope to be some good at it!
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