Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

03.08.2018

Mashed Cauliflower with Roasted Garlic is likely to become a new dinner staple! It’s flavorful, it’s creamy and it’s surprisingly filling. Plus it’s a healthy side dish that the whole family can enjoy and it pairs well with just about anything.

Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

Mashed Cauliflower

I never thought I’d see the day when I’d be making mock mashed potatoes. But here we are and I’m actually kind of obsessed – it must be that roasted garlic.

Don’t get me wrong though I’m definitely not giving up Mom’s Mashed Potatoes, I was just looking for something else to add to the rotation to switch things up.

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Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

How to Make Mashed Cauliflower

  • Roast the garlic in the oven until golden brown.
  • Steam cauliflower over stovetop.
  • Remove garlic from skins add to a food processor along with cauliflower, parmesan, butter, Greek yogurt, thyme, salt and pepper.
  • Remove top insert from food processor and process until smooth.
  • Serve warm with parsley and another dab of butter if desired.

Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

The Addition of Roasted Garlic and Parmesan is a Game Changer

And that roasted garlic is like candy to me. Whenever there’s roasted garlic making an appearance at the dinner table we all know things are going to be good.

Then the parmesan adds a bit of richness and a good balance of saltiness.

I love it here because cauliflower has a mild flavor so it gives it that special something. Along with the few dabs of butter of course..

Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

A Great Alternative to Mashed Potatoes

These are great if you are on a low carb diet and have been missing mashed potatoes. While they don’t have the exact same flavor and texture of mashed potatoes they are still oh so satisfying!

They aren’t as heavy as mashed potatoes and I love the addition of parmesan and herbs that’s more fitting with cauliflower.

Serve this with oven roasted chicken or pan seared steak for a delicious meal!

Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

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Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

5 from 1 vote

This Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower is a great low carb alternative to mashed potatoes. It's creamy, flavorful and filling. A great side dish for chicken or steak.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Mashed Cauliflower
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4
Calories: 168 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

Ingredients

  • 1 medium head garlic
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 (2 1/2 lb) head cauliflower, cut from core, cut into florets
  • 1/3 cup finely shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 1 tsp finely minced fresh thyme
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Minced fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 

  2. Cut top 1/2-inch of garlic head to expose cloves. Lay garlic on a sheet of foil, drizzle with olive oil and wrap to enclose.

  3. Roast garlic in preheated oven until cloves have softened and are just lightly golden brown, about 40 - 45 minutes.

  4. Bring about 1/2-inch of water to a boil in a large pot. Place a steamer basic in pot then place cauliflower on basket and steam until very tender, about 10 - 13 minutes. 

  5. Remove garlic from skin (just squeeze each one upward to remove), place in a large food processor. Add cauliflower, parmesan, butter, Greek yogurt, thyme and season with salt and pepper to taste.

  6. Cover food processor with lid and remove center insert of lid (since you're working with a hot mixture). Process mixture until smooth, about 1 minute, while scraping down sides as needed. 

  7. Serve warm with parsley if desired.

  8. Recipe source: Cooking Classy

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower
Amount Per Serving
Calories 168 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 256mg 11%
Potassium 724mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 4g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 4.8%
Vitamin C 135.9%
Calcium 17.3%
Iron 6.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

1 comment

  • Bobguy: I have been wanting to try this low-carb idea for months. The pictures look so good, it is going on the dinner table tonight! Thanks for recipe. October 21, 2018 at 1:14pm Reply

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