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Simple Cauliflower Mash

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Are you a carb lover? I am!! The only thing that I usually eat at Thanksgiving Dinner, is the Dinner RollsMashed Potatoes, and Candied Sweet Potatoes, lol. It has been a lifelong battle to find a happy balance between carbs, proteins, and vegetables, but carbs always seem to win that fight! Well I have a new found secret weapon, Simple Cauliflower Mash…..

This Simple Cauliflower Mash is ready in minutes and is the perfect substitute for mashed potatoes | cookingwithcurls.com

I know that it sounds a bit crazy, but this Simple Cauliflower Mash tastes just like mashed potatoes! My Irish ancestors may not approve of me turning my back on potatoes for cauliflower, but I think this is a delicious option.

The reason this is Simple Cauliflower Mash, is because I prepared them pretty much the same way that I prepare my mashed potatoes….except for the method of cooking. 😉

How to make Simple Cauliflower Mash:

Place chunks of cauliflower into the bowl of a food processor, and pulse until cauliflower is in little pieces…..

Paleo Cauliflower Rice balls cookingwithcurls.com

It is best to do this in two batches so they all fit properly!

Place cauliflower rice in a medium saucepan with olive oil, salt and pepper. Cover and cook over medium heat until softened, about 4 – 5 minutes. ….

Simple Cauliflower Mash steam cookingwithcurls.com

Remove from heat and add the butter and Cashew Cream. Blend with an immersion hand blender, or a potato masher until smooth…..

Simple Cauliflower Mash blend cookingwithcurls.com

Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve…..

Simple Cauliflower Mash tastes just like mashed potatoes and will even fool the pickiest of eaters | cookingwithcurls.com

Delicious!! I topped my Simple Cauliflower Mash with Simple Pot Roast with Carrots and Squash for the perfect meal…..

Simple Pot Roast with Carrots and Squash | cookingwithcurls.com

Notes:

  • If you do not have a food processor {I have an older version of this one} you can also grate your cauliflower with a box grater.
  • You may also be able to find cauliflower “pearls” in the produce section and you won’t have to do anything but empty the bag.
  • I have this Immersion Hand Blender {affiliate link} and absolutely love it!! It has been getting a workout over the past few days!
  • You want your Cashew Cream to be the consistency of heavy cream.
  • If you are using coconut milk, make sure you shake the can before you open it so it is mixed together.

If you normally add parsley or green onions to your mashed potatoes, go ahead and add them to your cauliflower mash. The whole point here is to make them exactly the same way so you won’t notice the difference….as much. 😉

I really hope all of you are having as much fun as I am on this new Paleo/Whole30 adventure in cooking. No, I will not change all of my recipes to low-carb or gluten free, but finding a balance between the two is a good thing for all of us. 🙂 Oh, and I will be back tomorrow with Pumpkin Spice Bars topped with Maple Frosting!!!

Enjoy!!

This Simple Cauliflower Mash is ready in minutes and is the perfect substitute for mashed potatoes | cookingwithcurls.com

Simple Cauliflower Mash

Comfort food doesn't have to be heavy. This Simple Cauliflower Mash tastes like the real thing, and will fool your pickiest eaters.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cauliflower, whole 30, paleo, recipe, side dish, healthy, mashed
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 214kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 1 large cauliflower (cut into chunks)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons clarified butter (ghee, coconut oil)
  • ¼ cup Cashew Cream (or coconut cream {in a can})
  • sea salt and black pepper (to taste)

Instructions

  • Place chunks of cauliflower into the bowl of a food processor, and pulse until cauliflower is in little pieces.
  • Place cauliflower rice in a medium saucepan with olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • Cover and cook over medium heat until softened, about 4 - 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add the butter and cashew cream.
  • Blend with an immersion hand blender, or a potato masher until smooth.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.

Notes

  • Serving size will vary based on how you are using the Cauliflower Mash, and the size of your cauliflower.
  • If potatoes are too dry, add additional cashew cream to thin.
  • If you do not have a food processor {I have an older version of this one} you can also grate your cauliflower with a box grater.
  • You may also be able to find cauliflower “pearls” in the produce section and you won’t have to do anything but empty the bag.
  • I have this Immersion Hand Blender {affiliate link} and absolutely love it!! It has been getting a workout over the past few days!
  • You want your Cashew Cream to be the consistency of heavy cream.
  • If you are using coconut milk, make sure you shake the can before you open it so it is mixed together.
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Nutrition

Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 627mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin C: 101.2mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 0.9mg

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