Mashed Cauliflower

If you want to curb calories and carbs this Thanksgiving, mashed cauliflower is a wonderful carb free alternative to any dish that compliments mashed potatoes.

Mashed Cauliflower

1 lead head of cauliflower, washed and quartered
2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese
1 tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Rinse and cut cauliflower florets into quarters.  Using a double-boiler steamer, steam cauliflower in ¼ cup of water (approximately an inch of water) until soft, about 10 minutes.  (If no steamer, use a large saucepan with lid.)

Drain cauliflower but do not allow it cool.  Using a food processor, blend olive oil, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper until smooth.

Serve as a side dish or family style in a large bowl.

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From start to finish, Denise is Run DMT, a Tampa Bay marathon mom on the run trying to maintain an easy pace through it all between races and raising three beautiful, brilliant children (ages 13, 9, 4). In 2007, I discovered a passion for running and in February 2015, I completed my tenth marathon, however, I continue to train for a variety of races and triathlons. In my spare time, I founded Tampa Bay Bloggers, a hyperlocal blogging network.

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  1. Lisa says:

    I’ve been told by SO many people that mashed cauliflower is amazing. Do you think it would stay warm pretty good in a crock pot for Thanksgiving?

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