If you’ve been paying attention to us, you’ll notice we’ve kind-of gone on a little bit of a cauliflower spree. We’ve made cauliflower potato salad, cauliflower mac-and-cheese, buffalo cauliflower, and now this…a mashed cauliflower recipe.
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It’s an epidemic.
Here’s the problem; we just figured out that cauliflower can do these things. We always thought cauliflower belonged on a platter with broccoli and carrots…that’s it. But we had no idea it could morph into so many delicious versions of itself. It’s just ridiculous!!!!
- Did you know that cauliflower can replace potatoes in most all situations? True story. So, in our busy lives it makes sense to sub out cauliflower for potatoes. Health benefits for the same work? Yes please!
So now that we know what cauliflower can do, we are using it to its fullest potential. Eventually we will run out of new recipes, but until then, you get to see cauliflower over and over and over again. You’re welcome.
Okay, enough talk.
- cauliflower head
- 4 tbsp butter
- 1/3 cup milk
- Set a large pot of water to boiling.
- Cut the florets off of a head of cauliflower and put into the boiling water.
- Boil for about 10-15 minutes or until soft. (just stick a fork in it to test. If it goes in easily...you are golden!)
- Drain the water off the cauliflower. (make sure to drain well) Leave cauliflower in pot and put back on the heat.
- Place 4 tablespoons butter and 1/3 cup milk into the pan and allow to melt, stirring often.
- Take off heat and use a hand-held beater to beat the cauliflower adding additional butter and milk as desired.
- Use salt and pepper as desired.
(tip: we like to use Old Bay Seasoning in ours. It makes it soooo tasty!)
Now, in case you were hoping to trick your children with this, we want to warn you; it won’t work. This doesn’t taste like potatoes. It tastes like cauliflower. Delicious, marvelous, amazing mashed cauliflower. But still cauliflower. So if you want to sneak veggies into the diet, stick with the old baby food trick…
…Don’t know what that is? It’s easy…
- Buy baby food that is the same color as the food you are making. Add it to the food. Done. (sweet potato or carrots work really well in mac-and-cheese). Sometimes Nellie & I even add it to our food. I know, so lame. But, we are always looking for ways to add in vitamins and minerals. Why not?