Mashed Cauliflower

by Erica Dinho on January 2, 2010

Coliflor292Mashed cauliflower is a fantastic side dish and a great alternative to mashed potatoes. I am not a huge cauliflower fan, but I love this recipe. This is without a doubt the best cauliflower dish I have ever tried.

This is a simple and easy side dish. Don’t you just love that kind of recipe?

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Ingredients

  • 1 large head of cauliflower, cut into florets and steamed
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/3 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup crème fraiche
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Place all the ingredients in the food processor and process until smooth consistency.
  2. Place the mixture in a medium pot over low heat, stirring often. Serve warm.
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1 Natalie January 2, 2010 at 8:24 AM

Happy New Year Erica to you and your family…This looks soo delicious ! I love the idea of all the spices combined with the parmesan…!

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2 Divina January 2, 2010 at 8:31 AM

Happy New Year Erica. Mashed cauliflower has just become gourmet. Love the spices and the cheese added.

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3 Pocky January 2, 2010 at 9:06 AM

I used to eat mashed cauliflower by the truck load when I was doing the Atkins Diet back in early 2000. I wish I had your recipe back then. This is way more gourmet and tastier looking than my boiled cauliflower head mashed up with a chicken bouillon cube. :)

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4 Swapna Raghu Sanand January 2, 2010 at 9:22 AM

Happy New Year to you, Erica. Mashed cauliflower looks totally delicious and yummy.

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5 Angie@Angie's Recipes January 2, 2010 at 9:51 AM

I never had mashed cauliflowers….must find time to try them out.

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6 Erica January 2, 2010 at 10:02 AM

thank you everyone for visiting my blog!

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7 Kim January 2, 2010 at 10:19 AM

LOL – When I first saw mashed cauliflower I thought it was going to be the “skinny recipe” made light for healthy new year’s resolutions :D This sounds way better than that version!

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8 Claudia Medeiros January 2, 2010 at 10:24 AM

Happy new year, Erica !!!!

I wonderful 2010 for you and your whole family :)

Great recipe, wonderful ingredients … well, I am already a big fan of your culinary :D

xoxoxo

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9 vrinda January 2, 2010 at 11:03 AM

Thanx for visiting my blog…Now i can try some colombian dishes from here…hav a wonderful new year….

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10 Saucy Smith January 2, 2010 at 5:31 PM

Erica:

Thank you so much for joining my blog. And I love yours!! How did you know that I was looking for a good mashed cauliflower recipe? I am making certain to bookmark it and make it soon. Here’s to having some fun in 2010
Cheers
SAUCY
P.S. I will add your site to my SAUCY LIST on my blog

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11 rebecca subbiah January 2, 2010 at 5:52 PM

creamy and delish great for weaning babies he he

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12 Erica January 2, 2010 at 6:04 PM

Thank you guys ;-)

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13 Anna January 2, 2010 at 7:35 PM

Happy New Year Erica, I love cauliflower mash, it’s delicious and guilt free.

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14 Muneeba January 2, 2010 at 7:51 PM

Funny … I’ve only recently started to appreciate cauliflower … this looks like a great way to enjoy it though :) Happy New Year!

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15 Faith January 2, 2010 at 8:27 PM

Your mashed cauliflower looks delicious — so smooth and creamy! I’ll have to try this!

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16 claudia January 3, 2010 at 3:11 AM

FELIZ 2010 Y MUCHAS BENDICIONES PARA TI Y TODA TU FAMILIA… PROBARE CON ESTA RECETA AUNQUE SI ACA EN ITALIA LA COCINO CON LA PASTA Y QUEDA MUY RICA…..

SALUDOS

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17 peanutts January 3, 2010 at 8:44 AM

Looks yumm, i love cauliflower

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18 Soma January 3, 2010 at 11:32 AM

Happy New Year Erica!

We love cauliflowers, have them at least once a week. However I have never prepared it in this lines. Very different and flavorful.

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19 Danielle January 3, 2010 at 8:53 PM

I enjoy cauliflower….and I’d love to give this a try. Funny thing..I bought some cauliflower today at the store and thought to myself…i’ll find something interesting to do with it, I’m sure. And look….here it is! :)

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20 Niki January 4, 2010 at 8:33 AM

Mmmm…. I never thought of mashed cauliflower. I love cauliflower in any way shape or form, so this is a must add to the list of cauliflower dishes! Happy New Year!

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21 Erica January 4, 2010 at 8:38 AM

thank you all for the comments!

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22 monicajane January 4, 2010 at 5:29 PM

this is something I’ve made lots of times…BUT yours sounds much better!!

I will copy it next time…

yum!

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23 Oysterculture January 5, 2010 at 11:26 PM

I have not tried it yet, but love the sound of mashed cauliflower – need to get the farm fresh not the tasteless grocery store variety

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