Monday, January 23, 2012

Make-Over Monday - Mashed Cauliflower

I was so excited when my hubby gave me a copy of Chef Anne Burrell's "Cooking like a Rockstar" Here is our first attempt!  "Big Brown Braised Short Ribs" We really enjoyed the ribs and since I am trying very hard to be good and semi-stick to my "Biggest Loser" plan, we chose to replace the mashed potatoes with mashed cauliflower. It was all very tasty! :)

Mashed Cauliflower 


  • 8 cups bite-size cauliflower florets (about 1 head)
  • 2 - 4 cloves garlic, crushed and peeled
  • 1/3 cup nonfat milk or chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Snipped fresh chives for garnish


  1. Place cauliflower florets and garlic in  boiling water, cook until very tender, 12 to 15 minutes. (Alternatively, place florets and garlic in a microwave-safe bowl with 1/4 cup water, cover and microwave on High for 3 to 5 minutes.)
  2. Place the cooked cauliflower and garlic in a food processor. Add milk,  butter, salt and pepper; pulse several times, then process until smooth and creamy. Transfer to a serving bowl.  You can drizzle with the  2 teaspoons oil and garnish with chives, if desired. Serve hot.


Per serving: 107 calories; 7 g fat ( 1 g sat , 4 g mono ); 3 mg cholesterol; 10 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 5 g protein; 4 g fiber; 339 mg sodium; 288 mg potassium