Garlic Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

You need to go low carb, but are craving the old fashioned meals, especially scratch made mashed potatoes (I can taste my grandma’s scratch made potatoes with small potato lumps and melted butter right now).  I saw this recipe and decided to try it, especially because I like cauliflower so much.  This is a GREAT alternative to the potato craving you may seek.  My husband even likes this; the one who is not all aboard with the “healthy alternatives”.  The best part, you only need 3 ingredients!

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1 large head cauliflower

1 32oz Chicken Broth (I use low sodium)

2 TBS minced garlic (equal to 4 garlic cloves)

Chives (optional)



Separate the cauliflower into smaller pieces.  Put in a large stock pot.  Add your chicken broth.  If the broth does not cover the cauliflower pieces, add enough water to just cover the cauliflower.  Next, add in your garlic.

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Turn on the stove to high/medium high and cover, letting the pot come to a slow boil.  Turn down the heat to medium/low medium, and let the cauliflower simmer for about 12 minutes, or until the cauliflower is tender.  You may need to vent the lid to prevent over-boiling.  Drain in a strainer.  You may save some of the broth/water/garlic when you’re straining (about 2 TBS), but I’ve found that there’s enough moisture in the cauliflower that you do not need to save any of the liquid.

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Let it cool in the strainer a bit.  Then put the cauliflower and garlic remains into your food processor.  At this time, you may add the liquid you saved.

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Lock the lid, and turn your food processor on high for a few minutes.  You may need to stop it and swirl it around a bit in order to get it completely processed.  If you didn’t add your liquid yet, and you feel it’s too dry, you may add some of it now and mix again.

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You may add chives to this if you feel like you need to.  Otherwise, enjoy as is!  This serves approx. 4-5 people with 1 cup servings.

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