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Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

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Friends, it is time to face the cold hard facts:  November & December are not kind when it comes to counting calories. One Thanksgiving dinner alone can provide the caloric requirements for a small country, and that’s not even counting the pie.  (Mmmmmmmm……pie…..)

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I hate watching my weight, I really do.  I especially hate that the older I get, the more careful I need to be.  So recipes that allow me to think I’m indulging in something I shouldn’t be when I’m actually being very good are exactly the kind of recipes I need.  Yep, you got it:  My diet plan is all about deception.

Which of course makes this recipe for Skinny Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower pretty much perfect.  Not only is it completely delicious and super low cal, it is a breeze to whip together and makes the perfect side dish to any meal, including Thanksgiving dinner!

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Here is what you need:

1 large head cauliflower
2 bulbs garlic
olive oil
1/3 cup Silk unsweetened almond milk
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper

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Step 1: Slice off top of garlic bulb so that the inner cloves are exposed.  Drizzle with olive oil.  Wrap in foil and roast at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes; set aside to cool.

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Step 2: Wash and cut cauliflower into medium chunks, removing all leaves and green parts.

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Step 3: Place cauliflower in large saucepan; cover with water and bring to a boil.   Place lid on saucepan and boil for 8 minutes.

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Step 4:  Drain Cauliflower

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Step 5: Pat cauliflower dry with paper towel

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Step 6: Place cauliflower, Silk almond milk, salt, and pepper in bowl of large capacity food processor.

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Step 7:  Add roasted garlic.

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Step 8:  Process until cauliflower is a smooth puree, close to the texture of mashed potatoes.   Serve immediately or place in refrigerator to serve later.  To reheat, bake in oven at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.

 

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This post was underwritten by Silk.  All opinions are mine.  Silk products have been an important part of my family’s diet for many years, and I am thrilled and honored to represent Silk as a brand ambassador.  Silk’s products include soy milk, almond milk (try the dark chocolate–soooooo good!), and coconut milk as well as dairy-free creamers, fruit & protein drinks, and iced lattes.

All Silk products are free of dairy, gluten, lactose, casein, egg, and MSG.  They also contain no GMOs!  Silk Soy, Almond, & Coconut milks all contain 50% more calcium than dairy milk (but fewer calories), and can easily be swapped out in your favorite cereals and recipes.  Best of all, unlike traditional dairy milk, Silk products go on sale quite often AND have coupons available.  In fact, you can get a $1.00 off coupon right on the Silk website!

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Have you ever tried mashed cauliflower?  What are your favorite healthy side dishes?

29 Comments

  1. November 13 at 11:32AM

    I am always seeing Cauliflower recipes show up on Pinterest, and I’m always hesitant. I mean, it can’t be as good as the real thing, can it? But you’ve got me wanting to try it!

    • Ruth Soukup
      November 13 at 03:14PM

      It is really good Jacque! It definitely tastes a little more cauliflower-ish, so if you don’t like cauliflower you might not like it, but the texture is almost exactly the same. My whole family loved it!

  2. November 13 at 12:18PM

    Yummm! I’ve never really bought cauliflower below (I know, I know), but I think I will!

    • Ruth Soukup
      November 13 at 03:14PM

      Can’t wait to hear what you think Michelle! 🙂

  3. November 13 at 02:14PM

    This looks absolutely delicious! I want to try some cauliflower recipes now 🙂

    • Ruth Soukup
      November 13 at 03:15PM

      Thanks Rachel!

  4. Ashlee
    November 13 at 02:27PM

    I’m trying this out this weekend! Looks delish. I’m hoping substituting real milk and using a hand potato masher and small blender work as well.

    • Ruth Soukup
      November 13 at 03:15PM

      Let me know how that works out Ashlee! Can’t wait to hear what you think!

  5. Anna
    November 15 at 07:40AM

    I am definitely going to try this – it looks good. My husband views cauliflower with suspicion but loves mashed potatoes. I wonder if steaming the cauliflower would work just as well as boiling – just to keep more nutrients in, you know.

  6. Mika
    March 14 at 10:52PM

    Very good, just needs 1 bulb of garlic only!! Otherwise watch out!!

  7. Onasiwt
    July 31 at 04:59PM

    Cooking this now making before hand so hubby doesn’t know it’s cauliflower. I boiled drained then used a potato masher it ended up being really watered down so I used a very thin kitchen towel(which I picked up from dollar tree for another cauliflower recipe) squeezed out excess water over all I think it will be good I’m going to use the broth to help make some gravy!

  8. Christine
    January 18 at 06:05PM

    Just finished making this and took a taste……delish!! thank you!!

  9. Anonymous
    January 25 at 07:24PM

    This was great! I added cheese and chives, tossed in the broiler for 5 minutes, and even my three kids loved it!

  10. Arion
    March 4 at 06:29PM

    I am wondering if a blender can be used in place of a food processor, which believe it or not, I don’t have one?

  11. November 6 at 10:00AM

    Hello! I made a post including healthy delicious Thanksgiving recipes. I thought you would like to know that I included your Mashed Cauliflower. If you would like to check out the post please go to my website, It is under Munchy Monday, or if you scroll to the bottom of my home page you can see my recent posts. Look for “How to stay healthy this Thanksgiving.”
    Thank you, Have a wonderful day!

  12. JustAMom
    July 1 at 11:10PM

    Just made this and followed a previous poster’s advice and only used one bulb of garlic…. OMG DELISH!!! With only one bulb it is still VERY garlicky – I can’t imagine two – but it is WONDERFUL!! You truly cannot tell it’s made from cauliflower at all. Pinning this and saving it for Thanksgiving!!

  13. Delaney
    April 28 at 11:26PM

    This was a total success. Made me feel like I was actually eating mashed potatoes! Thanks for the amazing recipe. AND with no butter or cream. Amazing.

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