Garlic Mashed Cauliflower is comfort food in a bowl! This recipe is easy to make, delicious, and guaranteed to please a crowd. Weight Watcher friendly- 1 SmartPoint!
Mashed potatoes are comfort in a bowl to me. I could eat mashed potatoes probably every day, but it really isn’t smart for my waist line. Whoever thought of replacing cauliflower with potatoes to make mashed “potatoes” is a genius! I’ve made mashed cauliflower a ton of ways, but the best way I’ve found is without using milk. That’s right, without milk! My Garlic Mashed Cauliflower recipe will be sure to satisfy your comfort food craving and it’s only 1 SmartPoint per serving.
I know some of you might be saying “Cauliflower?!” I know… But cauliflower is so underrated! Seriously, it tastes just like mashed potatoes and it’s SO MUCH BETTER FOR YOU! Cauliflower helps with weight loss, improves digestion, and so much more! There are tons of ways to swap in cauliflower into recipes and once you read more about how great and healthy cauliflower is for you, you’ll be using it a lot more!
I really could write a book about how much I LOVE this recipe. Seriously y’all, this mashed cauliflower recipe is so good that you will NEVER want mashed potatoes again. I’ve made mashed cauliflower so many times but I was never able to really get the consistency the way I really wanted. After a few tries, I decided to only use sour cream and butter in the cauliflower and ditched the milk. It worked! The consistency was exactly what I was looking for… creamy, but not runny.
Another trick to making the cauliflower perfect is to use either a food processor or blender. My food processor works great because it has a bowl scrapper included so that you can scrap all the food around the bowl while the blender is blending! Hand mixers and immersion blenders just don’t work! Trust me on this!
The first time I made this recipe I played a little harmless trick on my husband. For dinner, I was making Grilled Blackened Shrimp Skewers served with mashed potatoes. To save on Weight Watchers SmartPoints, I decided to swap cauliflower for potatoes. I served the mashed cauliflower with cajun shrimp to my husband and “forgot” to mention that the side was not mashed potatoes.
After he devoured the meal and left a squeaky clean plate, I asked him what he thought of the mashed potatoes, he said they were “the best thing he ever had”. I told him it was CAULIFLOWER, he didn’t believe me, and the rest is history! Needless to say, I will never be making mashed potatoes again.
I hope you enjoy these comforting bites of flavor!
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