Comfort Food Made Healthy: Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
Everyone loves old-fashioned mashed potatoes, but QVC lifestyle experts David Venable and Lisa Robertson have found a way to make them lighter, and less guilty pleasure!
Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
2 medium heads cauliflower, cleaned and cut into small pieces
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
2 garlic cloves, minced
3/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
5 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup green onions, chopped (optional garnish)
Preparation1. Pour 3 quarts of water in a 5-qt stock pot and add 1 tsp salt. Bring the water to a boil, and then add the cauliflower. Cook for about 8 minutes, or until well done.
2. Drain well, then pat the cooked cauliflower dry between several layers of paper towels. Remove as much water as possible.
3. In a food processor or a bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment, purée the hot cauliflower with the cream cheese, Parmesan, garlic, salt, pepper, and butter until almost smooth. Serve immediately with a garnish of the green onions, if desired.