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