Garlic-Parmesan Cauliflower Mash

garlic-parmesan cauliflower mash Side Dish
Garlic-Parmesan Cauliflower Mash
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 6

This filling garlic-Parmesan cauliflower mash recipe hits the spot when you want to cut back on carbs, not taste. It can be on the table in just 25 minutes! MORE+ LESS-

Cheri Liefeld
Updated April 16, 2012


head cauliflower, separated into florets
cloves garlic
cup low-fat milk
tablespoons light butter
tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
teaspoon salt
teaspoon pepper
to 2 teaspoons chopped fresh chives


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  • 1
    In large saucepan or skillet, place steamer basket in 1/2 inch water (water should not touch bottom of basket). Place cauliflower and garlic in basket. Cover tightly; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; steam 8 to 12 minutes or until tender.
  • 2
    Transfer cauliflower and garlic to large bowl; add milk, 2 tablespoons of the butter, 3 tablespoons of the cheese, the salt and pepper. Blend with potato masher or electric mixer until creamy, adding more milk if necessary. Sprinkle with chives.
  • 3
    Melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter; drizzle over cauliflower mixture. Sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons cheese. Serve immediately.

  • Don’t have a steamer basket? Use the microwave instead. In large microwavable dish or bowl, place cauliflower, garlic and 2 tablespoons water. Cover (or cover with microwavable plastic wrap); microwave on High about 8 minutes, stirring once or twice, until tender. Let stand 1 to 2 minutes; drain. Continue as directed.
  • You can make this dish ahead and refrigerate until serving. Reheat in the microwave, then drizzle with melted butter and top with Parmesan.
  • Missing your mashed potatoes? Add some to the mix for a potato cauliflower mash.

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