New go to side dish–mashed cauliflower

This next recipe met all my criteria:

  1. tastes good
  2. healthy
  3. filling
  4. inexpensive
  5. easy to make
  6. versatile

MASHED CAULIFLOWER

INGREDIENTS

5-12 oz. bags of frozen califlower

Pepper (lots)

1 tablespoon butter (salted, unsalted doesn’t matter)

Parmesan Cheese

Optional: Paprika (doesn’t really add flavor but does dress it up a little)

 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Boil cauliflower in large pot until it is soft
  2. Drain in colander and pour into a blender, add 1 tablespoon of butter.
  3. Blend for 30 seconds, then take a and mix blender contents. Try to get the cauliflower on the bottom up to the top. If you don’t you will puree the cauliflower. It still tastes good but due to high water content will separate and does not look as appealing. Repeat 2-3 times.
  4. Empty contents of  blender back into large pot, add pepper to taste and mix well.
  5. To serve: add one tablespoon of parmesan cheese to each serving and either brown in the oven or warm in microwave to melt cheese.

DISHES

Meatza with green beans and cauliflower. I added the black arrow to point out the  consistency you are looking for.

CALI1

Sausage, Asparagus and Parmesan Cheese served over mashed cauliflower.

CALI2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steak, Sautéed Mushrooms and Onion with Mashed Cauliflower and Parmesan Cheese

 

CALI3

 

Spicy Mesquite Beef with Ranch (served over a bed of mashed cauliflower)

 

CALI4

Chicken Salad with broccoli, sweet potatoes and mashed cauliflower. The black arrow shows you what happens if you puree. Like I said it still tastes good just not as visually appealing.

CALI5

 

No picture but goes great with any type of omlette.

Give it a try and let me know what you think. I’ll be adding the recipes for some of the dishes pictured above next week.

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