Mashed Cauliflower – A Low Carb Side Dish

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This is a guest post from Dawn Farias.  She is going to be sharing her favorite low carb dishes with us in a new monthly series.

If you’ve ever been on a low carb diet, then you are bound to have come across recipes similar to this one. It’s one of my favorites and you don’t have to be low carbing to enjoy it, as it’s a fun and easy new way to simply get cauliflower on the table.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 pound bag of frozen cauliflower florets
  • 3 oz. package of cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tbs. butter, softened
  • heavy whipping cream

Cook the cauliflower according to the package directions. I use the microwave. If you can find the new packages that allow you steam the vegetables in the bag, all the better.

Add the cream cheese and butter to a large bowl. Drain the cauliflower very well and pour it right on top. Allow the florets to sit for a minute or two on top of the cheese and butter to help soften it even more.

Using a potato masher, hand held mixer or food processor, mash/mix/process the mixture until smooth. Use a bit of cream if you need some extra moisture to get things moving.

Salt and pepper to taste. Serve.

Dawn Farias knows a lot about low carb diets. Her son’s epilepsy was controlled for 3 1/2 years by using a Modified Atkins Diet. He’s now off the diet and his seizures are gone! You can find more from Dawn online at her digiscrap and blog design site, Dawn by Design, or her personal blog, A Bit Bloggish.

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  1. I love cauliflower and cream cheese, so this recipe is perfect for me! I have never tried anything like this, nor ever come across a recipe of this sort, so thank you!!

  2. I would love to read more about Dawn’s son’s story. Very interesting! I tried to make mashed cauliflower recently. I didn’t really enjoy it. I love your recipe with the cream cheese. I’m definitely giving this one a try. Thanks!

  3. Thank you both!! I was the one who asked for low carb meals on your facebook and I’m so happy! Also I have been struggling to find sides other than POTATOES haha

  4. I love cauliflower with mashed potatoes. I simply add as much cauliflower as I like to the pot of potatoes I’m about to boil. When tender, mash both together and add seasoning as you normally would. Any amount will work, I usually use 1/3 cauliflower, 2/3 potatoes. The taste of the cauliflower is sort of a hint, and not a major flavor.

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