Rating: 3.97 stars
36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3

Steamed head of cauliflower without butter, milk, extra calories, or carbs. Very light, very tasty. My 12-year-old child is very picky, but absolutely loves my faux mashed potatoes as they are very similar in texture and taste to the real thing. As an extra we've even added roasted garlic cloves. Heavenly!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place cauliflower florets in a large microwave-safe bowl with enough water to just cover the bottom of the bowl.

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  • Cover bowl loosely with waxed paper or a paper towel and steam cauliflower in microwave on high until tender, 4 to 5 minutes; drain.

  • Place drained cauliflower in a food processor with goat cheese and puree until completely smooth; season with black pepper.

Nutrition Facts

140 calories; protein 9g; carbohydrates 8.5g; fat 8.6g; cholesterol 22.4mg; sodium 189.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (30)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/01/2012
Having read the other reviews, I added a couple potatoes to the cauliflower. I boiled the potatoes separately and microwaved the Cauliflower. I put the cauliflower in the processor and mashed well, then loosely mashed the potatoes separately adding butter, garlic, & sour cream. Then I added the mashed cauliflower. It was actually delicious. My husband loves mashed potatoes and I don't think he would have known detected the difference if I hadn't told him. Without the potatoes, I thought the mashed cauliflower texture was a little off-putting. Since we don't really like the taste of cauliflower, I'm always looking for new ways to mask the taste because of the health benefits. I will make this again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/27/2014
You don't need a head of fresh cauliflower. Frozen florets work fine. I don't use goat cheese but fat-free (or low-fat) cream cheese instead. I also add a few herbs and minced onion when microwaving the cauliflower. We love it but I wouldn't necessarily call it a true substitute for mashed potatoes. Read More
(3)
36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
10/31/2012
Having read the other reviews, I added a couple potatoes to the cauliflower. I boiled the potatoes separately and microwaved the Cauliflower. I put the cauliflower in the processor and mashed well, then loosely mashed the potatoes separately adding butter, garlic, & sour cream. Then I added the mashed cauliflower. It was actually delicious. My husband loves mashed potatoes and I don't think he would have known detected the difference if I hadn't told him. Without the potatoes, I thought the mashed cauliflower texture was a little off-putting. Since we don't really like the taste of cauliflower, I'm always looking for new ways to mask the taste because of the health benefits. I will make this again. Read More
(35)
Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2012
I made this for my husband and he loved it. I added a pinch of black pepper onion powder and garlic powder for a little kick. This was sooo easy to make! I will make it with different cheeses next time to experiment. Thank you for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2012
I liked the taste and texture. I may try to add garlic and onion powder to spiff up some tasting next time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/26/2014
I make this all the time! My husband even prefers it to the Carb Loaded potatoes. I add a teaspoon of Brown Gravy Powder 1/2 tsp Onion Powder and 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder to it for that real potato flavor Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
10/03/2012
I liked this recipe for a quick easy way to cook cauliflower and get to pretend I am eating mashed potatoes. This is less fattening and contains less cholesterol AND is very filling. I like the added garlic. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/31/2014
I wouldn't say that this recipe gives something that tastes like mashed potatoes, but it make delicious cauliflower! I love goat cheese, and you can really taste it in this dish. I saute 3 cloves of garlic in 2 tsp of butter and added that and it was really good. Will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/27/2014
You don't need a head of fresh cauliflower. Frozen florets work fine. I don't use goat cheese but fat-free (or low-fat) cream cheese instead. I also add a few herbs and minced onion when microwaving the cauliflower. We love it but I wouldn't necessarily call it a true substitute for mashed potatoes. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
03/27/2014
I have made a version of this with cream cheese but I will have to try it with the goat cheese. It will be a healthier alternative. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2014
Good but looked nothing like the picture. Read More
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