This is my spin on mashed cauliflower: delicious, cheesy bites with a spicy kick! For a thicker consistency use cream instead of milk.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
55 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
3
Yield:
3 servings
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Ingredients

3
Original recipe yields 3 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Toss cauliflower, garlic, salt, and pepper together in a large bowl. Pour cauliflower onto a large sheet of aluminum foil and wrap tightly; place on a baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cauliflower is tender, 45 to 55 minutes. Transfer cauliflower mixture to a bowl and mash to desired consistency.

  • Mix olive oil and milk into mashed cauliflower mixture. Drop cauliflower mixture by the spoonful into muffin cups and top with Cheddar cheese and red pepper flakes.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted, 10 to 15 minutes. Cool for 2 minutes before removing from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

338 calories; protein 8.1g 16% DV; carbohydrates 13.1g 4% DV; fat 29.3g 45% DV; cholesterol 13.7mg 5% DV; sodium 147.6mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2015
Definitely a keeper. I enjoyed these but made some changes. I roasted the cauliflower without the foil. I also had to use different cheese because I don't have cheddar available to me. I used a 6 place muffin tin. I used three different cheeses, in two muffins: parmigiano reggiano and they were good. In another two I used a mild fontina, and they were delicate and good. In the last two I used pecorino romano and they were out of this world. I used an 1/8 teaspoon of crushed red peppers in each muffin, so if you like things spicy do add more than 1/8 to the mixture. I followed the advice of the other reviewer and added the cheese and the peppers in the mixture. They don't get crunchy on the bottom. I debated flipping them over and broiling them to get them crunchy on the bottom but changed my mind after tasting them, they were good cooked just the way they are. Times and temperatures are right on. Thanks Ladanams for this recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/31/2015
Needs a binder like crumbs or flour to hold them in bites and provide some compnsistency. The cheese would be better mixed in with a bit on top. Overall just not that tasty. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 3
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  • 2 star values: 1
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Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2015
Definitely a keeper. I enjoyed these but made some changes. I roasted the cauliflower without the foil. I also had to use different cheese because I don't have cheddar available to me. I used a 6 place muffin tin. I used three different cheeses, in two muffins: parmigiano reggiano and they were good. In another two I used a mild fontina, and they were delicate and good. In the last two I used pecorino romano and they were out of this world. I used an 1/8 teaspoon of crushed red peppers in each muffin, so if you like things spicy do add more than 1/8 to the mixture. I followed the advice of the other reviewer and added the cheese and the peppers in the mixture. They don't get crunchy on the bottom. I debated flipping them over and broiling them to get them crunchy on the bottom but changed my mind after tasting them, they were good cooked just the way they are. Times and temperatures are right on. Thanks Ladanams for this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2014
This turned out good and baking them in muffin tins worked great. I did add a little more than the 1/8 teaspoon of red pepper flakes knowing that wouldn't be enough. Next time I make this I will mix in cheese to the mashed cauliflower prior to baking. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/31/2015
Needs a binder like crumbs or flour to hold them in bites and provide some compnsistency. The cheese would be better mixed in with a bit on top. Overall just not that tasty. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/01/2019
Nice change up for serving cauliflower. Read More