garlic butter mashed cauliflower

there are few things i love more in life than potatoes. sad. but true. french fries, baked, mashed….doesn’t matter. it’s comfort food at it’s finest.

when i first heard of this mashed cauliflower thing i hated it because it seemed sacrilegious to compare cauliflower to potatoes…  however, after discovering that cauliflower is much lower in carbs, and doesn’t spike your glycemic index–meaning it won’t spike your blood sugar like white potatoes, it seemed worth trying.. FYI: it also has more calcium, B2, and vitamins K & C than potatoes.  but really, who gives two rips about any of that if it doesn’t taste good?!

and that’s the best part, my dear friends. the very best part of this whole thing is that these taste as good as real mashed potatoes.  i swear. i would never lie about anything concerning potatoes. oh, and it’s inSANEly easy. hashtag: boom.

try it for yourself! i guarantee you will be pleasantly surprised!

ingredients: 

this serves 4-6 people easily. 

2 heads of cauliflower, core removed and chopped

3-4 cloves of garlic (or more! or less!)

2-3 Tbs butter or earth balance, or more/less to taste

almond milk (or whatever milk you use), to taste/desired consistency–i add a splash at a time to make sure it’s not too much

salt and pepper, to taste

how to: 

i use a steamer to soften the cauliflower. you can do this with a stove top steamer, or even in the microwave by placing the cauliflower in a microwave safe bowl, adding a little water,  and covering with cling wrap. any way you do it, heat until the cauliflower is fork tender.

once tender, place cauliflower in a food processor or blender and add the butter, garlic, and milk. blend until the mixture is creamy and smooth, adding more milk if needed. taste and add salt and pepper as needed.

*side note: my food processor isn’t that big so i had to do this in batches…just in case it happens to you….solidarity.. and also remember to then adjust your measurements. so don’t add 3-4 Tbs of butter to each batch. and don’t salt and pepper each batch….that’s why i recommend to add salt/pepper at the end. you don’t want these too buttery or salty….or maybe you do! *

of all the things you just need to trust me on and try, this is it.

very good! happy friday! enjoy!

buttery, creamy goodness

buttery, creamy goodness

buttery, creamy goodness

buttery, creamy goodness

 

 

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