Find out 2 secrets to creamy mashed cauliflower that is a great substitute for mashed potatoes.
I know it’s laughable to think about the ways cauliflower has been used as a substitute for EVERYTHING. This generation of “lifestyle” eating has brought upon some interesting and creative ways to conjure up recipes using the basics and make them taste delicious. Sometimes, they are so delicious that I often crave them over the “real thing” even when I am not on a paleo, whole30, keto way of eating which is most of the time now.
One of those swaps is mashed cauliflower for mashed potato. For a long time I scoffed at this because every time I made creamy mashed cauliflower it always turned into a soup consistency. I gave up on perfecting the recipe until I realized the 2 secrets to the perfect creamy mashed cauliflower.
2 Creamy Mashed Cauliflower Secrets:
Use raw cauliflower ONLY. Not frozen or cooked.
Roast the cauliflower to draw out a lot of the moisture.
BOOM! There ya go. Using these 2 tips turned weird soup into deliciousness AND never actually ended up requiring the addition of any kind of milk or milk substitute to make it creamy. Just plain old veggie goodness…. with ghee and spices of course.
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This creamy mashed cauliflower is made with fresh cauliflower and is an excellent subsitute for mashed potatoes.
1 head Raw Cauliflower (4 cups)
2 tbsp Avocado Oil
2 tbsp Ghee or Butter
1 tbsp Garlic Powder
1 tbsp Dried Parsley
Salt/Pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400.
Rough chop cauliflower into small florets being mindful of trying to make everything the same size.
Toss cauliflower with avocado oil and a pinch of salt.
Spread cauliflower evenly on a baking sheet and roast in oven for about 30-40 minutes flipping halfway through.
Cauliflower should be cooked and starting to look dry but not brown or burnt. Oven times may vary, so keep checking until desired texture is reached.
Using a high speed blender, immersion blender or food processor pulse cauliflower until it is smooth with no lumps. Add spices and ghee and blend until incorporated.
Store in air tight sealed container for up to 5 days
Keywords: mashed cauliflower, keto, whole30, paleo
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