Mashed Cauliflower

Mashed Cauliflower

Mashed Cauliflower: There are many like it, but this one is mine.  This version turned out really well, I actually mashed it with a potato masher instead of grinding it to a pulp like usual. I served it at Easter along with Green Bean Casserole and Ham.

Mashed Cauliflower

Here’s the finished mashed cauliflower, it worked out really well!Whole Head of Cauliflower

Start with a whole head of cauliflower.  Make sure to wash it.Removing Cauliflower Leaves

Then, flip it over and cut off all of the leaves.  Then cut out the stump in the middle.Chopped Cauliflower

Chop the cauliflower down to manageable sized pieces.Bacon on cooking panFor the bacon, I chose to cook it in the convection oven. I like pan frying bacon but when I’m trying to multitask, it works well to use the oven. Also this smaller oven is much faster to heat up and the convection cooks the bacon in 15-20 minutes from cold.Cooking bacon

Here’s the bacon in the convection oven.

Cooked Bacon

And the finished bacon!

Crumbled Bacon

When it cools, crumble it into pieces.Cubing Cheese

Now, onto the cheese.  For this recipe I like to make cubes of cheese. This cheese slicer really makes quick work of large blocks of cheese. I find that knives get stuck when cutting the cheese.

Cubed Cheese

I cut up cubes of both cheddar and Monterey Jack.Boiling Water

Now, boil some water for the cauliflower.Boiled Cauliflower

Here’s the boiled cauliflower.  8-10 minutes should do it.  It should slide off a fork.Draining Cauliflower

Make sure to drain it well.Mashing Cauliflower

Now for the fun part, take the potato masher and go crazy. Also add the cream cheese at this step. I used to take an immersion blender and go to town on the cauliflower but I found that the hand masher results in a better, less liquidy final product. Adding Cheese and Bacon

Add the cheese and bacon. After this step I also put it in a casserole dish and baked it for 10 or so minutes.  This is optional but allows the cheese to melt more.Mashed Cauliflower with Low Carb Bourbon Glazed Ham and Cheesy Green Bean Casserole

I served the Mashed Cauliflower with some green bean casserole and ham for Easter dinner.

Mashed Cauliflower
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 6
  • Serving size: ⅙th
  • Calories: 210
  • Fat: 15
  • Carbohydrates: 8
  • Fiber: 4
  • Protein: 12

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Ingredients
  • 1 Head Cauliflower
  • 2 Oz. Cream Cheese
  • 5 Slices Bacon
  • 2½ Oz. Cheddar Cheese
  • 2½ Oz. Monterey Jack Cheese
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Cook the bacon and crumble
  2. Wash, deleave and chop up the cauliflower
  3. Bring some water to a boil, then add the cauliflower and boil for 9 minutes
  4. While the cauliflower is boiling, cube the cheeses
  5. Drain the cauliflower
  6. Mash the cauliflower, then add the cream cheese and mash again
  7. Season with salt and pepper
  8. Stir in the cheese and bacon
  9. (Optional) Transfer to a baking dish and bake for 10 minutes @ 350 degrees

 

5 comments

  1. That’s an awesome recipe and thank you a ton for linking that cheese cutter, I almost soiled myself when I saw that.

    Only question is the serving size? Not sure what a th is?

  2. Mashed cauliflower with butter + crumbled organic feta cheese + salt is also freakin amazing and easy to make!! :)

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