Mashed Cauliflower

Maybe you’re into low-carb meals, or maybe you just happened upon a beautiful cauliflower at the farmer’s market, but either way you’ve got to try some mashed cauliflower.  Of course, with the addition of cheese and cream and butter, it may not be the healthiest side dish ever, but it’s definitely delicious.  And there is something to be said for changing it up and having something different once in a while!  My kids love this every bit as much as mashed potatoes.  In fact, my son Luke managed to eat all of his, sneak into the kitchen and help himself to all of the leftovers before I could catch him…or grab more for myself!

Mashed Cauliflower

Mashed Cauliflower

1 large head of cauliflower, cut into florets
1-2 tbsp. butter
1/4 – 1/2 cup half ‘n half or cream
Salt & pepper
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese

Boil or steam the cauliflower until soft.  Drain any water left in the pan.  Add all other ingredients.  Using a potato masher, mash together until well blended.  If you want it smoother feel free to use a stick blender to puree further, but I prefer I little texture.  Taste, add more seasoning if needed and serve hot, sprinkled with a little extra cheese if desired.

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