Rosemary & Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

Rosemary Garlic Mashed Cauliflower! Healthy and delicious alternative to mashed potatoes. Perfect Thanksgiving side dish! | The Cookie Rookie

This Rosemary Garlic Mashed Cauliflower may be healthier, but tastes just as good as Mashed Potatoes! Perfect for Thanksgiving or any day of the year. Side dishes can be healthy while still being SO delicious!

Rosemary Garlic Mashed Cauliflower! Healthy and delicious alternative to mashed potatoes. Perfect Thanksgiving side dish! | The Cookie Rookie

When I first started cooking, which as you probably know was NOT long ago, I never imagined I’d be making Mashed Cauliflower someday. I never imagined I’d be making much other than Easy Mac and Lean Cuisine!! Over the past year and a half I’ve found my passion. All of a sudden I’m making Rosemary Garlic Mashed Cauliflower.

Rosemary Garlic Mashed Cauliflower! Healthy and delicious alternative to mashed potatoes. Perfect Thanksgiving side dish! | The Cookie Rookie

I was skeptical, I’ll be honest.  But this healthy(er) side was creamy, delicious, and best of all, EASY.  This will definitely be making its way to our Thanksgiving table! There will be enough non-healthy items there.  I guess I could add just a few less fattening optionsRosemary Garlic Mashed Cauliflower! Healthy and delicious alternative to mashed potatoes. Perfect Thanksgiving side dish! | The Cookie Rookie Rosemary Garlic Mashed Cauliflower! Healthy and delicious alternative to mashed potatoes. Perfect Thanksgiving side dish! | The Cookie Rookie

What are your favorite ways to make holiday favorites healthier than with Rosemary Garlic Mashed Cauliflower?

I would love to hear your tricks! The more I learn, the more fun it is to try different things. It’s always surprising how even healthier foods can taste just as great! Granted, this still has butter, but we are into baby steps around here!

Rosemary Garlic Mashed Cauliflower! Healthy and delicious alternative to mashed potatoes. Perfect Thanksgiving side dish! | The Cookie Rookie

Enjoy!

Serves 4

Rosemary & Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

20 minPrep Time

20 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 large cauliflower, chopped into small florets
  • 3 ounces low fat cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic (sauteed if you aren't buying it already prepared)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped into small pieces

Instructions

  1. Bring a medium pot of water to boil. Once boiling, cook the cauliflower for 8-10 minutes or until fork tender. Remove and drain cauliflower.
  2. Place cauliflower along with all other ingredients into a blender or food processor and pulse until smooth and creamy.
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Calories
132 cal
Fat
13 g
Carbs
1 g
Protein
1 g


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Kelly - A Side of Sweet
STOP. I absolutely adore mashed potatoes but avoid them because they are so dang bad for you! This might be the perfect fix!
    Becky Hardin
    I agree Kelly! Thanks so much for stopping by, love your site!
    robert
    Moderation is, the only way to go I remember thanksgiving after dinner to much to eat so I learned prescription me some years but got after 35 years
    Kathy hargrove
    Would love to know carb count and calorie count
Zaza
Wow, I've never made a mashed cauliflower. It's an amazing recipe to impress your guests :)
Sonali- The Foodie Physician
I've really grown to appreciate the versatility of cauliflower- I've used it to make "bread" and also in a healthier mac & cheese, but I've never had it like this before. I'm definitely looking forward to trying your recipe, it looks so good and such a great alternative to potatoes!
    Becky Hardin
    The bread and mac and cheese both sound awesome! I had no idea it was that versatile either!!
Ashley
We LOVE mashed cauliflower at our house! This looks delicious! I hope you had a fantastic weekend!
Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog
Wow, these look so delicious, I'm such a fan of cauliflower...throw some garlic in and omg, I'm soooold!
    Becky Hardin
    Cauliflower is so awesome, I had no idea! Thanks (as always) for stopping by! I hope we get to hang out again soon!
Lisa Dawn
Mine didn't turn out as fluffy as your pictures (maybe I over puréed) but holy moly that's freaking delish! I had my mom try some without telling her what it was and she thought it was potatoes. I served it more like a soup and crumbled some bacon on top.
    Becky Hardin
    That sounds so yummy!!! I might have to try it that way next time!
grouchzilla
Try subbing chicken broth and sliced almonds instead of cream cheese and boiling in plain water... don't drain all the broth, use some in the puree process.
nina
it tastes really good
nina
you may know how many kcal it got?:)
Ulla
I love cauliflower and I'm about to try this recipe now, thanks for that! Also, this is very good opportunity to ask: these are very good photos but why on earth, as in so many other food blogs there are photos of same thing just from different angles? One would have been enough. All the best.
    Becky Hardin
    Thanks for stopping by Ulla! Sometimes pictures are used by online magazines when the recipe is reprinted...so sometimes the more pictures the better. And honestly the pictures are kind of a creative outlet for me and I enjoy taking/editing them. But I do understand where you're coming from. I really appreciate the feedback :)
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