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Creamed Cauliflower (Mashed Potatoes)

Creamed Cauliflower with cream, butter and seasonings is a healthy and tasty alternative to your favorite mashed potatoes.

Creamed Cauliflower with cream, butter and seasonings is a healthy and tasty alternative to your favorite mashed potatoes.#mustlovehomecooking #cauliflowerrecipe

That we need to eat healthier food is something that most of us can agree on. I am always searching for recipes that have tons of flavor, and are low calorie or low carb. With Creamed Cauliflower, I hit pay dirt!  Even the kids love this recipe and unless I tell them otherwise (and why would I do that?)they think it is mashed potatoes. Who knew that a vegetable that started out so …ahem…unattractive could become something so amazing!

Creamed Cauliflower with cream, butter and seasonings is a healthy and tasty alternative to your favorite mashed potatoes.#mustlovehomecooking #cauliflowerrecipe

Making creamed cauliflower couldn’t be easier. If you can boil water you can make this dish. All you dois boil the cauliflower until tender, add all the other ingredients with the cauliflower in a food processor and pulse until smooth. That’s it!

*TIP – for smooth and creamy cauliflower, you’ll want to break out the food processor. The blades will cut the stringy cooked stems and they’ll become smooth just like the florets. Or use a blender to do the same thing. A hand mixer is not recommended.

Creamed Cauliflower with cream, butter and seasonings is a healthy and tasty alternative to your favorite mashed potatoes.#mustlovehomecooking #cauliflowerrecipe

Creamed Cauliflower is one of those sides that compliments just about anything.  It is a great alternative to rice when served with stir-fry vegetables or chicken. Or  serve it with fried chicken and gravy. I know, I know we are going for healthy here.

Creamed Cauliflower with cream, butter and seasonings is a healthy and tasty alternative to your favorite mashed potatoes.#mustlovehomecooking #cauliflowerrecipe

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We actually prefer this dish to real mashed potatoes. I probably should not tell you this…but my sons put gravy on them! They say it tastes the same.  Part of how I get that great flavor is to add  little onion powder, nutmeg and seasoned salt to the mix.

Creamed Cauliflower with cream, butter and seasonings is a healthy and tasty alternative to your favorite mashed potatoes.#mustlovehomecooking #cauliflowerrecipe
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Creamed Cauliflower

Creamed Cauliflower with cream, butter and seasonings is a healthy and tasty alternative to your favorite mashed potatoes.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 88kcal

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 large cauliflower head, cut into florets (8 cups)
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream, or half and half
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp parsley , optional

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Place cauliflower in the bottom of large pot. Add 2 inches of water. Cover the pot and bring to boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer 10-12 minutes, until cauliflower is fork tender. Drain and transfer cauliflower to bowl of food processor.
  • Add cream, butter, onion powder, seasoned salt, pepper and nutmeg. Pulse until cauliflower is smooth. You may need to work in batches. Scrape into serving dish.
  • Garnish with parsley, pepper and additional butter (optional) and serve hot.

NOTES

Note – salt can be omitted from recipe, season to taste before serving.
If using salted butter, adjust amount of added seasoning salt to taste.

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 327mg | Potassium: 321mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 275IU | Vitamin C: 51mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg

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