Diabetes, Food

RECIPE: Cauliflower "Mashed Potatoes" (Low Carb)

Cauliflower
Cauliflower Mash: fluffy, creamy, delicious, and practically carb-free. Tastes so close to the real thing, you'll never miss mashed potatoes again! In fact, there's a good chance you'll like this low carb alternative even more...

Cauliflower Carb Count (Low Carb)Cauliflower Mash

Serves 4.  Ready in 45 minutes. Only 5 carbs per serving.

Ingredients

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 2-4 tbsp of cream cheese (start with 2; add more to make a creamier mash)
  • 2 ounces of sharp cheddar cheese OR grated parmesan cheese (either works!)
  • 1 tbsp of butter
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
 

Instructions

1. Clean cauliflower and break apart into medium-sized pieces (discard center stalk).

Cauliflower mash ingredients

2. Place cauliflower in a microwave-safe bowl/container and add 2 tbsp of cream cheese and 1 tbsp of butter.

3. Microwave on high until caulifower is soft (~10-12 minutes), stirring halfway through.

Cauliflower divided into medium-sized pieces

4. Add the cheddar/parmesan cheese, garlic, salt, and pepper to the mix of cauliflower, butter, and cream cheese.

5. Toss in food processor or blender to blend thoroughly.

6. Taste and adjust as needed: (i) add more cream cheese for creamier mash (optional); (ii) add salt & pepper to taste (optional).

 Voila! Low Carb Perfection.

Serve with steak, fish, or chicken -- it all works!

Cauliflower "Mashed Potatoes" (Low Carb)

 
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Rachel Sanchez
Apr 06, 2016

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