So called Healthy Roasted Garlic “Mashed Potatoes”

Now that we’re trying to eat healthy–er, we’ve just learned that white potatoes contain a lot of sugar.  Besides, they also have tons of carbs too. So, while deciding what to go with our steak dinner for the night, we decided to have mock mashed potatoes. I remember a friend of mine suggested the South Beach Diet recipes since they are healthy. I decided to give the cauliflower mashed a chance, and add some flavors like roasted garlic, parmesan cheese, and chicken bullion into it.  I was so worried that it would taste… somewhat, like baby food. LOL!

But, to our surprise.. it tastes pretty good. At first, hubby didn’t even realize that it wasn’t actually mashed potatoes, but mashed cauliflowers! So, I thought about sharing this recipe since I think we can deal with the mashed cauliflower more often than we thought we could! So, give it a try… you’ll be surprise.. However, be cautious that it is not mashed potatoes, so of course, it will taste somewhat different, and have different consistency. But, I think the secret is to dry the cauliflower well.

1 medium size head cauliflower
2 tbp butter
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 small bulb of roasted garlic
salt and pepper to taste
1 small block of chicken bullion
1/4 cup half and half (optional, I personally don’t use it and it still tastes good!)

Cut the cauliflower into small pieces of florets. Boil a pot of water over high heat. Cook in boiling water for about 6 minutes, or until well done. Drain well; do not let cool and pat cooked cauliflower very dry between several layers of paper towels. Pat them well, so your “mashed potatoes” would not be runny.

In a blender, or in a food processor, puree the hot cauliflower. When it is done, add half and half, parmesan, roasted garlic, chicken bullion, salt and pepper.

Serve! Enjoy. I say… it’s not bad at all!


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