Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Mashed Cauliflower

The first time I made mashed cauliflower was a big fail. I cooked the cauliflower in boiling water and then mashed it in my food processor. Bad idea. You do not cook mashed cauliflower as if you were cooking mashed potatoes. It ends up with absolutely NO flavor. This recipe however, was perfect... Except for the fact that I will be doubling it next time!


  • 1 large head of cauliflower, chopped into 1/2 inch chunks
  • 1 c stock or broth
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • S&P
  • 1/4 c milk
  • 1 c shredded cheddar
  1. Heat the cauliflower and stock/broth in a pot until it simmers. Keep simmering on medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes or until the cauliflower is fork tender.
  2. Add the garlic and S&P. The amount of salt will depend on how much was in your stock/broth to begin with.
  3. Stir in the milk.
  4. Puree with an immersion blender. If you don't have one, you can put it in the food processor at this point.
  5. Stir in the cheddar.


  1. Ooo. This looks good! I have a recipe on my blog for Cauliflower Soup and, like you, I made a mistake the first time. Why is cauliflower so difficult?

    1. Idk why! Maybe because it doesn't have a lot of flavor so you have to infuse it? I did see your soup recipe; looked yummy!


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