Soooo, I’ve been taking a little break from the blog, if you haven’t noticed. And I’m sure you’re thrilled that in my reappearance I give you cauliflower. It’s not the most popular vegetable, I know, but I’ve been making this a ton and it’s awesome! Considering cauliflower is among Brian’s top 3 hated foods (along with mushrooms and olives – he doesn’t know what he’s missing!), that’s saying a lot. I’ve tried my hand at faux mashed potatoes before, and those are good, but there’s just something about the consistency which screams I’M NOT A POTATO. This recipe, however, only whispers “I’m not a potato, but I’m the next closest thing if not better!” For real. It’s amazing what a little cheese does to making the cauliflower thick and creamy. Make this, I promise you won’t be disappointed!
Mashed Unpotatoes / Cheesy Cauliflower Puree
Inspired by I Breathe I’m Hungry
What I used:
- 1 head cauliflower
- 2 tbsp heavy cream
- 1 tbsp butter
- 2-3 oz cabot 50% reduced fat shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- salt and pepper
- sliced chives (optional)
- Trim as much of the stalk from the cauliflower and break into florets. Add the cauliflower to a microwave safe bowl with the cream and butter. Microwave for 18 minutes (depending on your microwave – you want it to get fork tender), stirring to coat half-way through.
- Transfer the cooked cauliflower to a food processor, along with the cheese. Process until very smooth. Season with salt and pepper.