Finally mastered this dish after about a dozen tries! Great low-carb side dish to replace mashed potatoes. Like I said above, I have made this at least a dozen times and feel I have perfected it! Fool around with it some, but I have found these ingredients, cutting as much stem off, and squeezing all the water out really make this delicious! You can add a splash of milk to make it even creamier.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 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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  • Bring a pot of water to a boil. Cook cauliflower florets in the boiling water until they are extremely tender, about 10 minutes; drain in a colander. Put several paper towels on top of the cauliflower and use back of a big bowl to press down and squeeze as much liquid from the cauliflower as you can.

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  • Mix Parmesan cheese, cream cheese, chicken soup base, roasted garlic, and butter in a bowl. Add cauliflower to the cheese mixture; beat with an electric hand mixer until creamy, about 3 minutes. Beat milk into the mixture until you get your desired texture. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

91 calories; protein 5.6g 11% DV; carbohydrates 8.9g 3% DV; fat 4.6g 7% DV; cholesterol 13.1mg 4% DV; sodium 531.3mg 21% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2016
Delicious! I added some chopped garlic and omitted the broth (didn't have any) so used a little extra milk to compensate. Like others said, I steamed the cauliflower, so didn't think I needed to pat it dry or use paper towels. It's a great side dish! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/01/2017
This was my first attempt at making this recipe. I thought it was good but not as creamy as i was expecting. I would like to try this with cheese and bacon bits and take the garlic out. Read More
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32 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2016
Delicious! I added some chopped garlic and omitted the broth (didn't have any) so used a little extra milk to compensate. Like others said, I steamed the cauliflower, so didn't think I needed to pat it dry or use paper towels. It's a great side dish! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/15/2014
My son & husband reaaly liked this recipe. In fact my son (25 yrs old) thought they were potatoes...lol. It was pretty easy to make and satisfying. The only drawback is it only yields 2 cups which means no second helpings or leftovers:/ Note: I skipped the milk it seemed fine w/o it. Thanks for the recipe Deb! It is a keeper for sure:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2014
Wonderful recipe everything came together. Did add a bit more milk because when I started to mix it started flying out of the bowl. Soup base essential to flavorings. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2016
I don't usually gush but I'm gonna now. This was to die for! I substituted 1.5 tsp of salt for the chicken base but I think it was a tad much and next time I'll do one tsp. Also used one large and one small garlic clcove instead of the roasted garlic. It was way garlicky but uber delicious! I steamed the cauliflower in a fry pan with about a 1/4 inch of water on the bottom, bringing the florets to a boil and covering, simmering for around 10+ minutes. While that was cooking I combined the other ingredients in my Kitchen Aid bowl. The flavor of this was amazing! SO rich, creamy and flavorful YUM!!! Made a good amount... 3 of us ate and there are just a little bit of leftovers. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2016
I hate cauliflower, but I needed to find some lower carb dishes for my diabetic husband. This was actually very good. I didn't take time to roast garlic and think the stuff in a jar is bitter, so I just used some garlic salt instead. I also steamed my cauliflower. It turned out fluffy and creamy at the same time. I didn't think I would ever like cauliflower. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/13/2013
This recipe is very good! I was pleasently surprised. Of course I would rather have mashed potatoes but this is a great substitute. My teens even liked it. I would absolutely recommend this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/17/2014
Very good!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2014
I thought this was very good and will definitely make it again. I followed the recipe exactly. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/01/2017
This was my first attempt at making this recipe. I thought it was good but not as creamy as i was expecting. I would like to try this with cheese and bacon bits and take the garlic out. Read More
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