A healthier, low-carb version of America's obsession with mashed potatoes. It may sound odd, but try it!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add cauliflower and reduce heat to medium. Cook cauliflower until very tender, about 10 minutes; drain, shaking the colander to remove as much water as possible.

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  • Blend drained cauliflower and cream in a blender until smooth; transfer to a pot over low heat.

  • Stir Parmesan cheese, butter, cream cheese, and sea salt through the blended cauliflower; cook and stir until hot, about 5 minutes.

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Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

183.6 calories; 6.1 g protein; 9.2 g carbohydrates; 43.8 mg cholesterol; 496.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2013
Tried this for Christmas brunch even though it was unrated (never been brave enough to do that before.) My husband said it was killer and my mother in law wouldn't stop raving about it. A big hit. I love that there was no baking step. I used a stick blender and it was all made in one pot. Two heads of cauliflower was two pounds in the store, but after trimming and cutting was a little less so I might use slightly less cream less time just to make it thicker. I had leftovers the next day and made myself lunch by topping a bowl of this with bacon and shredded cheddar cheese. A great success worth writing my first review for. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/09/2014
This has the right idea but a couple of flaws. First it should be noted that the cauliflower should be very dry before mashing or the results won t be thick enough. Knowing this is an issue of concern because I ve made this before I knew adding the cream would not be a good idea so I left it out. Also I wish I had added the Parmesan to taste rather than the full amount which for my taste was too much. In addition to being a little too Parmesan-y this needed some rounding out of flavor and was improved a great deal with a little pepper and garlic. Read More
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  • 2 star values: 1
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Rating: 3 stars
02/08/2014
This has the right idea but a couple of flaws. First it should be noted that the cauliflower should be very dry before mashing or the results won t be thick enough. Knowing this is an issue of concern because I ve made this before I knew adding the cream would not be a good idea so I left it out. Also I wish I had added the Parmesan to taste rather than the full amount which for my taste was too much. In addition to being a little too Parmesan-y this needed some rounding out of flavor and was improved a great deal with a little pepper and garlic. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2013
Tried this for Christmas brunch even though it was unrated (never been brave enough to do that before.) My husband said it was killer and my mother in law wouldn't stop raving about it. A big hit. I love that there was no baking step. I used a stick blender and it was all made in one pot. Two heads of cauliflower was two pounds in the store, but after trimming and cutting was a little less so I might use slightly less cream less time just to make it thicker. I had leftovers the next day and made myself lunch by topping a bowl of this with bacon and shredded cheddar cheese. A great success worth writing my first review for. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2018
I made this twice. First time I boiled the cauliflower and was able to mash it with a potato masher. I also used garlic powder instead of cheese. Yum! The second time I was in a hurry & steamed it in the microwave. Had to put it in the blender to mash. Tried it with the cheese..?? Much better with garlic...Excellent alternative to potatoes with beef when you are on a low carb diet! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/05/2018
I roasted the cauliflower so there was no moisture issue at all. I cooked it at 425 for 25 min then put it in the food processor added cream and off I went! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/06/2014
Next time I make this I will leave out the cream also. Too runny the consistency out of the blender would have been perfect. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/16/2014
I have to agree a bit on the runny side. I had already pureed a bunch of cauliflower so instead of boiling chunks I just boiled what I had and then drained it. I then continued on from there. I used half and half to cut a little bit of the calories out and because I too knew how watery cauliflower could be I only used a couple of table spoons. It was still a bit runny but not too bad. Next time after cooking the cauliflower I think I'm going to wring it out by putting it into a towel/cheese cloth and wringing out the water and then letting it dry out a bit. Then I can add the other stuff to make it "creamy". Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2016
First time trying out this recipe. The texture and taste is good substitute to mashed potatoes. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
04/12/2018
I made this but I steamed it and left out cream was pretty good but doesn't taste like mashed potatoes wound up making potatoe pancakes now these where so good Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/16/2018
I forgot the cream but it turned out great without it. I also added a couple of garlic cloves for "garlic-mashed cauliflower"--yum that worked out well too! A healthful and tasty substitute for mashed potatoes but much more filling. Read More