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all sorts of recipes, from me to you…

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Mashed Cauliflower w/Garlic Herb Cheese


If you’re a carb watcher, here’s a great alternative to mashed potatoes!




We like cauliflower and eat it fairly often.  A friend gave me this recipe a while back, and I just got around to making it recently.  You know ~ so many recipes, so little time…


Now that I’ve made it, and know how delicious it is, it will be on our dinner table often.  The low calorie cheese is a perfect blend, and the caraway seeds add a distinctly sweet but tangy flavor. If you don’t care for caraway seeds, substitute dill, or omit it altogether.    This is our new favorite side dish now!



Mashed Cauliflower w/Garlic Herb Cheese

Ingredients:

4 cups cauliflower, fresh or frozen
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon seasoned pepper
½ teaspoon garlic, minced
½ teaspoon caraway seed
4 ounce package Alouette Light Garlic & Herb Cheese
½ teaspoon chopped chives, for garnish (I forgot)

Method:

Steam cauliflower until very tender.
Add remaining ingredients, except chives.
Mash with a potato masher.
Sprinkle chives over top for garnish and serve.



This was a hit for us and is “waist-friendly” too!



Be sure to visit my friend, Linda’s blog @My Kind of Cooking for great tips on Tuesday’s and good and easy recipes every Friday!






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19 comments:

  1. I have heard cauliflower mashed pot.
    Just have never tried them...I love cauliflower and I love creamed potatoes, so I almost positive this would be a winner recipe for me...
    Gonna try it.

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  2. I should make this too, been eating too much fatty food! Sounds delicious and so easy, only thing is our cheeses here don't come cheap:S

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  3. I love these! I use cream cheese. Delicious mashed potato replacement.

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  4. Sounds great and a good alternative to mashed potatoes! Plus caraway seeds are supposed to be very good for you...can't remember why, but I think Dr. Oz said so:-).

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  5. I have been trying to eat less carbs. This looks great.

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  6. I love this! My family is less enthused which is why I mix it with SOME real potato, it's less noticeable that way. I personally would just love it this way! Love the caraway seed in it, sounds good!

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  7. That sounds like something we would really like. Retirement has not helped Nigel's waist so this might :) Diane

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  8. I've tried mashed cauliflower before.. it was pretty good... your version sounds even better! Love the cheese you used.

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  9. Mashed cauliflower sounds as wonderful. Something I wanted to try long long time ago.
    Enjoy & have a good day.
    Kristy

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  10. Pam,

    Sounds like another one of your "winner" recipes. I shall try this next weekend!

    Carol

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  11. jose, gracias! Que tengas un buen dia!

    Claudia, thanks! Cauliflower is great!

    Shug, if you try it, I hope you will be surprised with how good it is, just like I was.

    Jeannie, I know what you mean. This is great to help cut back.

    Julie, cream cheese sounds great and I will try that one of these days.

    Becki, Dr. Oz is full of info and I will have to check on the caraway. The taste of the seeds is so good.

    Glenda, this will work for you, then!

    Debbi, yeah! I doubt if kids would go for this since they love mashed potatoes so much. Hope you try this!

    Diane, retirement has ruined a lot of waistlines!!! lol

    Jenn, it's something different that isn't calorie laden.

    Kristy, I hope you make this and like it!

    Carol, thank you! Enjoy!!!

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  12. Hi my Dear Pam, im so glad that you haven't troble this time to comment:) i really love your comment:) thank you so much! and this dish look amazing! and healthy as well!:) many kisses for you and have a fabulous weekend!:)

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  13. I've mashed cauli before, so I know how good this is :)

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  14. I think it's time for me to try this. If Pam says it's good - it has to be! Thank you for sharing :)

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  15. I think the cheese and carraway would make it delicious

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  16. Sounds good! I love cauliflower, just made some tart with it, have not tried it mashed before! I know that I would love this!

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  17. Another great recipe! Wonderful blend of flavors!

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Keep smiling,
Pam