19 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 15
  • 4 Rating Star 2
  • 1 Rating Star 1
  • 3 Rating Star 1

This recipe is great for anyone on a low-carb diet and has that occasional mashed potato craving.

nunu
prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Max Servings:
4
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Place cauliflower, garlic, and bay leaf in a pot; pour in enough water to cover. Bring mixture to a boil and cook until cauliflower is tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and discard bay leaf.

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  • Transfer cauliflower and garlic to a blender; add Cheddar cheese, butter, and sour cream. Blend mixture until desired consistency is reached; season with salt and pepper.

Tip

Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

161.5 calories; 6.75 g protein; 8.63 g carbohydrates; 12.1 g fat; 33.26 mg cholesterol; 177.59 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


Reviews (16)

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Most helpful positive review

NainInCandia
03/14/2014
For low carb this is delish. I had about 1/2 cup leftover turkey broth and combined that with enough water to cover and cook the cauliflower. I increased the garlic to 4 cloves as we love garlic and added 2 bayleaves to the cooking liquid. I don't miss potatoes too much with this excellent substitute. Give it a try you won't be disappointed.
(10)

Most helpful critical review

Holiday Baker
06/10/2014
This tasted good just made and was quick to make. It does taste slightly different than mashed potatoes. It also keeps some of the texture despite blending it in a Vitamix blender. I have had mashed potatoes where the potato was boiled with the garlic that went really well. I am not sure the cauliflower was heavy enough to not leave a lingering garlic flavor. Also I have tried another similar recipe without the added dairy that tasted equally good but lighter. A bit of it got eaten with dinner but the leftovers were never touched afterwards. It started to get slightly watery and the garlic taste was just a bit to strong by that point. It worked for dinner that evening though.
(2)
19 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 15
  • 4 Rating Star 2
  • 1 Rating Star 1
  • 3 Rating Star 1
NainInCandia
03/14/2014
For low carb this is delish. I had about 1/2 cup leftover turkey broth and combined that with enough water to cover and cook the cauliflower. I increased the garlic to 4 cloves as we love garlic and added 2 bayleaves to the cooking liquid. I don't miss potatoes too much with this excellent substitute. Give it a try you won't be disappointed.
(10)
MARYB325
04/10/2014
BUH bye potatoes this was so delish that I am making it as often as I can. Thanks for this recipe!!
(5)
Linda T
03/11/2014
Quite tasty.. need lots of salt and pepper. I would suggest using an extra sharp cheddar.. next time I will and a few more cloves of garlic
(4)
Anonymous
06/10/2014
Creamy and delicious just how you want it to be. I used the Grand Gourmet Pro blender and not a single lump....if u like it really smooth. Make sure not to use more butter or sour cream than it calls for might make it too thin. I also substituted plain Greek yogurt for the sour cream to save calories. Could use another clove of garlic to be honest.
(2)
Holiday Baker
06/10/2014
This tasted good just made and was quick to make. It does taste slightly different than mashed potatoes. It also keeps some of the texture despite blending it in a Vitamix blender. I have had mashed potatoes where the potato was boiled with the garlic that went really well. I am not sure the cauliflower was heavy enough to not leave a lingering garlic flavor. Also I have tried another similar recipe without the added dairy that tasted equally good but lighter. A bit of it got eaten with dinner but the leftovers were never touched afterwards. It started to get slightly watery and the garlic taste was just a bit to strong by that point. It worked for dinner that evening though.
(2)
sarahk814
06/03/2014
I absolutely loved this recipe! I did not have high hopes for this being tasty and was looking for a way to sneak veggies into my family's meals. My husband wouldn't try it and my 18 month old didn't like it but I sure did. I intend to make this for myself and have it around for lunches. It's very smooth and has great flavor. I used low fat sour cream and a bit less butter than called for. DELICIOUS!
(1)
jgomez
04/11/2014
This is delicious!!! My husband left out the bayleaf and it was still excellent. My 1 year old couldn't get enough!!!
Marla
05/22/2018
Really really good!
Krista Mosley
03/07/2015
I omitted the garlic and added more sour cream. My husband loved it and next time I'll use two heads up of cauliflower.