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Mashed Cauliflower

This is a tremendous alternative to mashed potatoes!  It has less calories, is low-carb, has more nutritional value, and is a nice break from the norm.  You can omit the milk completely and use some of the cooking water instead if you want to make it vegan.


  • 1 head cauliflower, bottom trimmed and cut into small florets
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/3 cup milk, chicken broth, or reserved cooking water
  • 2 tablespoons snipped chives
1.)  Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.  Add cauliflower and let cook for about 10 minutes until fork tender.  Drain cauliflower well and transfer to a blender or food processor (if using the cooking liquid, reserve 1/3 cup before draining).  Add garlic, oil, milk (or broth or water) and puree until a smooth consistency is reached.  Pour into medium serving bowl and sprinkle with chives.