Sunday, December 11, 2011

Mashed Cauliflower

Publix Greenwise had organic cauliflower on sale for $1.99 a head, so we bought 5 heads (that's all that would fit in our fridge.) For dinner, my husband suggested mashed cauliflower with pulled bbq chicken and sauteed chard, so that's what I made. The cauliflower came out so good, you could trick someone into thinking the were mashed potatoes! My hubby said I should make the "mashed potatoes" for Christmas dinner at my parents house and see if they could tell the difference. I actually boiled 2 chicken leg quarters and used that broth to boil the cauliflower. I think the fat in the broth is what gave the mashed cauliflower the great taste! Here's the recipe:

Mashed Cauliflower

1 head organic cauliflower
chicken broth
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder

Chop up the cauliflower and put it in a pot with the chicken broth. Boil until tender. Drain the cauliflower reserving 1/4 - 1/2 cup of the broth. Using a stick blender, blend together the cauliflower and the broth until it is the consistency of mashed potatoes. Add spices and mix or blend again. If using, store bought broth, you may add butter.


  1. Cool idea! I wonder if you roasted the cauliflower first, to carmelize it, what that might do to the flavor of the final dish.

  2. Roasting the cauliflower sounds good. I'll have to try that next time I make this.