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Cheesy Mashed Cauliflower is a healthy (and tasty) alternative to regular mashed potatoes. Learn how to make cauliflower mash with this simple recipe!

Cheesy Mashed Cauliflower Recipe (Cauliflower Mash)

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 254kcal
Cheesy Mashed Cauliflower is a healthy (and tasty) alternative to regular mashed potatoes. Learn how to make cauliflower mash with this simple recipe!
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Ingredients

  • 1 large head cauliflower
  • 1 tablespoon table salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter divided
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ teaspoon ground white or black pepper
  • 2/3 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese optional
  • Garnish: chopped fresh chives

Instructions

  • Cut the stalk off the cauliflower and chop the cauliflower head into 2-inch pieces.
  • Fill a Dutch oven or stockpot 2/3rd full of water and bring it to a boil over medium-high heat.
  • Add 1-tablespoon table salt and the cauliflower and reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook the cauliflower until very tender, about 20 minutes.
  • Drain the cauliflower, and return it to the pot.
  • Set the heat to LOW, and cook just until the excess moisture from the cauliflower cooks off, about 1 minute. Remove pan from the heat.
  • Add 2 tablespoons butter, heavy cream, and pepper. Use an immersion blender or countertop blender to puree the cauliflower.
  • Add the cheeses and season to taste with kosher salt, if needed.
  • Serve immediately with a tab of butter and a sprinkle of fresh chives.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 1949mg | Potassium: 455mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 715IU | Vitamin C: 69.3mg | Calcium: 167mg | Iron: 0.7mg