Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Mashed 'Potatoes'Friday, February 01, 2013
Do you crave comfort foods on these cold winter nights? We do and honestly a bowl of mashed potatoes and a glass of red wine sounds like great dinner sometimes :) But we know that mashed potatoes are loaded with calories, fat and carbs and is certainly not considered a healthy and nutritious meal! So we like to make cauliflower mash and let us just say, these will settle any carb craving at any time! Pair this veggie with a piece of lean protein and you have yourself a full and comforting meal at a fraction of the calories.
Some people think... how could cauliflower mashed potatoes actually taste like mashed potatoes? They must be loaded with fat and cream to even come close. Well, not our version and trust us they taste great! Our secret ingredient is roasted garlic! We take a full head of garlic and roast in the oven with olive oil until the insides are soft and golden brown! Simply boil up the cauliflower until soft and squeeze in the roasted garlic over top. Add in a bit of skim milk, and a meer tablespoon of both butter and freshly grated parmesan cheese. Yes, that's it and we promise these 'potatoes' will satisfy any craving. Not only that, you will actually feel good about eating this vegetable turned potato! This side dish has become a staple in our households when the craving hits and we hope you get as much use out of this recipe as we do!
Hope you enjoy :)