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Cauliflower Puree

Rated as 4.17 out of 5 Stars

"This simple but surprisingly flavorful puree is a satisfying stand-in for mashed potatoes, and it couldn't be easier. There's no cream in it and only a teensy touch of butter, so it's good for anyone counting calories or carbs. It pleases the meat-and-potatoes eaters at my table, even though it contains neither."
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Ingredients

20 m servings 61 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings (3 -4 cups puree)

Directions

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  1. Bring a 4-quart pot of salted water to a boil; add cauliflower and simmer until tender, 7 to 10 minutes. Drain cauliflower, reserving 1 cup cooking liquid.
  2. Blend cauliflower and 1/4 cup cooking liquid in a blender until smooth, adding more water until desired consistency is reached. Add butter and pulse until incorporated; season with salt.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • This is delicious as is, but you can add some fresh chives, parsley, or green garlic to the blender for a flavor (and color) twist.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 61 calories; 3 g fat; 7.6 g carbohydrates; 2.9 g protein; 8 mg cholesterol; 102 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Easy to make and quite good. I made a few changes. I liked the suggestion about the microwave, so I steamed the chunks of cauliflower in the microwave until fork tender with about a half cup of ...

Most helpful critical review

Do NOT add any water! It makes it a watery mush. Pretty tasteless so I added garlic which helped. And some cheese.

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Easy to make and quite good. I made a few changes. I liked the suggestion about the microwave, so I steamed the chunks of cauliflower in the microwave until fork tender with about a half cup of ...

This is a bit bland as is so you might want to take the submitters advice in the Footnotes. After tasting the cauliflower puree as is I added garlic salt and black pepper.

easy and something different. not quite like mash potato but quick and easy on a work night.

I cooked it in chicken broth. And added a spritz of parmesan just before Serving.

Do NOT add any water! It makes it a watery mush. Pretty tasteless so I added garlic which helped. And some cheese.

I LOVE this! And SO easy. I did add 2 tbs of butter a little garlic powder and a touch of heavy cream. I could eat the whole thing! Yum

The amount of water seemed excessive, and I preferred it with extra butter and some Italian parsley.

We decided to add Siracha aioli to it! Yum

easy and delicious. I plan on making it a regular.