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Creamiest Mashed Cauliflower
Can you really crave mashed cauliflower? YES, you can. I wouldn’t go as far as to say that mashed cauliflower is the best mash thing you will ever eat, however, it’s super tasty and extremely easy to make. If you are one of those people who say “meh” just when they think of cauliflower, you might be surprised by how awesome and subtle this mash tastes. On the other hand, if you are super conscious about what you eat and try to eat as healthy as possible, then this recipe is for you too. Honestly, we are the biggest mashed potatoes fans, but sometimes, mashed potatoes are just too heavy. When you need something lighter, yet still creamy and super tasty, you serve this mashed cauliflower. This is a vegetarian recipe with only 3 ingredients (+salt, pepper and nutmeg), but can be easily transformed into a vegan mashed cauliflower as well. Serve it with fish cakes, salmon, braised beef or ribs, skewers or curry. Super versatile, healthy, easy to make and affordable too.

 

How do you make mashed cauliflower?

Making mashed cauliflower is super simple, just like making mashed potatoes and parsnip puree with pear. You don’t need many ingredients: 

Cauliflower - Use the white part of the cauliflower, cut off the green parts and use it in vegetable soup or when making vegetable stock.

Salt - Taste the mash a few times and adapt the seasoning to your taste.

Nutmeg - Adds a lovely nutty flavor.

Heavy cream and butter- These two create amazing glossy texture and a light buttery taste. Mostly, because of the heavy cream, the mash is nice and shiny.

How do you make vegan mashed cauliflower?

If you want to make a vegan mashed cauliflower you can replace the heavy cream with oat milk or with cauliflower cooking water. Substitute butter with coconut butter or leave it out.

Creamiest Mashed Cauliflower

Creamiest Mashed Cauliflower

Can you freeze mashed cauliflower? Can you make cauliflower mash ahead of time?

YES and YES. Store in a fridge for up to three days. Before serving, reheat it. You can also store the cold mash in a freezing bag and store for up to a month in a freezer.

Creamiest Mashed Cauliflower

What to serve with mashed cauliflower?

This lovely, healthy side dish that goes extremely well with many dishes, for example: 

 

Lets get cooking!

ONLY A FEW MOMENTS SPENT IN THE KITCHEN AND YOU WILL HAVE THIS FANTASTIC DISH IN FRONT OF YOU.
  • serves
    4
    people
  • preparation:
    10
    minutes
  • cook:
    10
    minutes
  • total time:
    20
    minutes

METHOD

  • cook the cauliflower

    Place a pot filled with 1,5 L salted water over medium heat. Bring to a boil. Cut the cauliflower to 2 cm / 1-inch large chunks. Add to the boiling water and cook for about 10 minutes (low simmer). Drain and leave in a colander for about 5 minutes for the steam to evaporate from the cooked cauliflower.

  • Add the rest of the ingredients

    Transfer the cauliflower to a blender or to a bowl if you will be using a hand-held immersion blender. Add the ground nutmeg, pepper, salt, heavy cream and butter.

  • Blend into a silky mixture

    Blend everything into a blend, glossy mashed cauliflower. Pause the blender or immersion blender every now and then, scrape the sides of the bowl and continue to blend. Blend for about 5 minutes to get a really nice, glossy mixture. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  • Serve or store

    Serve the mashed cauliflower or store them in a fridge for up to three days. Before serving, reheat it. You can also store the cold mash in a freezing bag and store for up to a month in a freezer.

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