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…..)

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.

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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!

Ingredients for mashed cauliflower with roasted garlic

Here is what you need:

1 large head cauliflower
2 bulbs garlic
olive oil
1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk or regular milk**
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
 
**NOTE: To add additional fat and make this recipe even more Keto friendly, substitute 1/4 cup heavy cream along with 2-3 tablespoons of butter for the almond milk.

Roast a head of garlic in the oven

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.

Break cauliflower into medium chunks and wash

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

Boil cauliflower for about 8 minutes until soft

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

Drain cauliflower using a strainer

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Step 4:  Drain Cauliflower

Step 5: Pat cauliflower dry with paper towel

Add milk and seasoning to cauliflower

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

Step 7:  Add roasted garlic.

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.

Mashed Cauliflower with Roasted Garlic

Delish holiday side or a yummy substitute for mashed potatoes!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Mashed Cauliflower with Roasted Garlic
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Ruth Soukup

Ingredients

  • 1 large head cauliflower
  • 2 bulbs roasted garlic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/3 cup **Silk unsweetened almond milk or regular milk
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper

Instructions

  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.

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

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

  4. Drain Cauliflower.

  5. Pat cauliflower dry with paper towel.

  6. Place cauliflower, Silk almond milk or (*heavy cream and butter), salt, and pepper in bowl of large food processor.

  7. Add roasted garlic.

  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.

Recipe Notes

**To add additional fat and make this recipe even more Keto friendly, substitute 1/4 cup heavy cream along with 2-3 tablespoons of butter for the almond milk.

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Ruth Soukup
Ruth Soukup is dedicated to helping people everywhere create a life they love by follwing their dreams and achieving their biggest goals. She is the host of the wildly popular Do It Scared podcast, as well as the founder of Living Well Spending Less® and Elite Blog Academy®. She is also the New York Times bestselling author of six books, including Do It Scared®: Finding the Courage to Face Your Fears, Overcome Obstacles, and Create a Life You Love, which was the inspiration for this book. She lives in Florida with her husband Chuck, and 2 daughters Maggie & Annie.
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