I don’t think I’ve ever appreciated cauliflower enough until I started experimenting with low carb dishes. Now I don’t think I could live without it. Since I am starting to think about Easter sides, I decided to test a low carb version of mashed potatoes with using cauliflower instead. Oh my goodness, I didn’t miss the potatoes at all! This cheesy mashed cauliflower was creamy and flavorful and everything I wanted in a side.
It yielded plenty for 6 people and let me tell you, Marc and I sure enjoyed the leftovers. I can’t wait to make it again once Easter rolls around. I loved that it tasted decadent but was still lean and low carb compared to traditional mashed potatoes. Hope you all love it too! xoxo
This cheesy mashed cauliflower makes such a wonderful, creamy and flavorful side that is low carb and simple! It’s so perfect to complement any meal.
- 2 pinches salt
- 1 head cauliflower cut into small florets
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
- 1/4 ounce fresh chives thinly sliced
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
Bring a pot of water to a boil and season it with two very generous pinches of salt. Add the cauliflower florets and boil them until completely tender and mashable, for about 30 minutes. Test them with a fork to make sure. Once they are done, drain them and return them to the pot. Use a potato masher to mash them thoroughly, then add in the remaining ingredients. Stir it all together thoroughly, transfer to a serving dish and serve immediately! Enjoy!!