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 :)

Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
1 head cauliflower
1 head garlic
1 cup skim milk
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp freshly grated paremsan cheese
salt & pepper

Let's get cooking!
1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Cut off 1/4 inch off the top of the garlic head (the pointy part) to expose some of the garlic.  Cover with olive oil and wrap the whole head in tin foil.  Cook for approx 30-35 minutes.  Garlic should be light brown in color and the whole head should be soft.
2.  Cut the tops off of the cauliflower heads, rinse and place in pot.  Cover with water and place on high heat  until you reach a nice simmer
3.  Simmer for approx 20 minutes or until cauliflower is soft and mashable
4..  When soft, drain water from pot while leaving veg in pot.  Squeeze in all the roasted garlic, butter and parm cheese.  Either grab a hand mixer and beat until soft, or mash with a hand masher.

Serves 2-3 healthy portions!  Simply double the recipe if your feeding a big family.

Our 'idontgotothegym' crab cake would make the perfect accompaniment!

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  1. Seriously you guys are brilliant. So glad I came across this blog in babycenter. Cant wait to try this!


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