I’ll start off by saying I LOVE mashed potatoes. But mashed potatoes are filled with high-glycemic carbohydrates, which aren’t good if you’re looking to drop a few pounds. This mashed cauliflower recipe is a worthy substitute.
There are only six ingredients in this recipe, which means even if you’re not a top chef you can pull this one off.
The secret to making a mashed cauliflower recipe that tastes great and is still good for you is in the ingredients. It’s easy to make mashed cauliflower and load it with heavy cream, butter, and cheese. But then you defeat the whole purpose of a “healthy alternative to potatoes.”
So here’s what I did. I started by boiling the cauliflower (steaming or roasting works too). I added a dollop of fat free Greek yogurt and some reduced fat buttermilk to get a smooth, creamy flavor. Then I added just a hint of reduced fat cheddar cheese along with some salt and pepper. It turned out to be simple and delicious.
And it’s super-healthy. Check out this impressive stat line: 108 calories, 4 grams of fat, and 5 grams of fiber!
So give my mashed cauliflower recipe a try and let me know what you think. I’d love to hear about other ingredients that you added too.
|Prep Time||Cook Time||Serves|
|5 min||15 min||4|
Ingredients: Mashed Cauliflower Recipe
- 1 bunch of cauliflower
- 1/4 cup fat free Greek yogurt
- 1/8 cup reduced fat buttermilk
- 1/2 cup reduced fat white cheddar cheese
- 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
- Black pepper (to taste)
1. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Rinse and cut the cauliflower into small, equal-sized pieces.
2. Boil the cauliflower for 6-8 minutes. Drain and rinse.
3. Transfer cauliflower to a food processor or high-powered blender (I used my Vitamix). Blend on medium-high setting for about 30 seconds.
4. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend on medium for another 15-20 seconds.
5. Top with fresh ground black pepper and serve.
108 calories, 4 g fat, 13 g carbs (5 g fiber), 6 g protein, 431 mg sodium