Mock Mashed Potatoes – George Stella

Mock Mashed Potatoes – George Stella – via OAC

A perfect side-dish for the fall and Thanksgiving!

Cauliflower

Calories: 140 | Fat: 11g | Protein: 5g | Fiber: 3g | Net Carbs: 4g

Doing without your favorite foods simply won’t do, as that’s something absolutely unheard of in the Stella home! For instance, we found a new favorite when we substituted that nameless high-carb root vegetable with healthy and light, yet filling, cauliflower. And even better, we piled them high with the best ingredients we could find!

Prep Time: 15 minutes – Cook Time: 6 minutes – Serves 4

Shopping List

  • 1 medium head cauliflower
  • 1 tablespoon cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon chicken base or bouillon
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh or dried chives, for garnish
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, if desired

Preparation

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat.
  2. Clean and cut cauliflower into small pieces. Add to the pot and boil for about 6 minutes until well done.
  3. Drain well, but do not let cool. Pat the cooked cauliflower between several layers of paper towels or place cauliflower in a colander and use a heavy bowl to press down on it to remove the excess water.
  4. Using a food processor or hand blender, pulse the hot cauliflower with the cream cheese, Parmesan, garlic, chicken base and pepper until almost smooth.
  5. Garnish with chives and serve hot with pats of butter, if desired.

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