Happy Sunday, guess who forgot to post this recipe? I got a little distracted Friday and totally forgot to get these 15-minute cauliflower mashed potatoes up on the blog for ya. Since a few of you asked where they were (after I mentioned them in stories) I decided to hop on and get them up for you now. Better late than never, right!?
They really only take 15 minutes
The best thing about these cauliflower mashed potatoes is that they really only take 15 minutes because I use frozen, organic cauliflower to whip them up. This is THE time saver, guys. If you don’t want to use frozen cauliflower you can absolutely swap it out for fresh cauliflower. But…look how beautiful this dish looks? Definately does not look, feel or taste like the main ingredient came from a bag 🙂
I like this version for those of you who have really busy schedules, but also want to serve up a really nice side dish with your turkey or other main course. If that’s you? Or, if you just don’t wanna with the fresh cauliflower, do yourself a favor and use frozen.
Steam them well
Whether you steam in the bag in the microwave or steam on the stovetop, make sure you steam them really well. I used the steam in bag cauliflower for this recipe and I actually went 1 minute over to make sure there wasn’t any crunch left in the florets.
You want to make sure they are soft enough so that you can mash them into a nice, creamy, dreamy side dish. Undercooking them will not yield a creamy finish, but can totally create a rustic texture if that’s what you’re going from. This is your recipe. Make it how you like!
How to mash em’
You can cream these cauliflower mashed potatoes any way you choose. I used my immersion blender because I heart it SO much and don’t get to use it as often as I’d like. And, an immersion blender will give you a great puree, if that’s the consistency you are looking for (which I was.).
Hot tip though- keep it low, slow and steady. I got a little wild and ended up splashing mashed cauliflower all over my kitchen (sweater, face, and hair)…so you know…be chill with it. BE. CHILL.
Dress it up
As you can see below, my mashed cauliflower looked so white and fluffy right after I pureed it. But, I mean…I wasn’t going to leave it there naked. So, I dressed it up with some sour cream, butter, and a little crushed black pepper.
There are SO many ways you can dress up your mashed cauliflower, from greek yogurt and dill to bacon, pancetta, and rosemary. Here’s a little inspo if you’re looking to jazz it up a bit more than I have here. I was serving mine up with this skillet roasted turkey breast and sugar free cranberry sauce, so I kept it simple.
Mashed Cauliflower Recipe
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