Cauliflower “Mashed Potatoes”

Don’t miss the Christmas Dinner Twitter Party I am part of today with iFit starting at 8:00 am MST. Follow hashtag #SkinnyHoliday to follow and cook along with me. I will be offering tips and suggestions while baking 6 DIFFERENT recipes with you :) We will be taking some traditional Christmas favorites and making healthier adjustments to them. It’s going to be fun! This is one recipe I will be sharing at the party today.

These Cauliflower “Mashed Potatoes” are amazing. Here is why.

1. They are a great and healthier alternative to traditional mashed potatoes.

2. They taste similar to mashed potatoes just a little different consistency.

3. They are delicious!

If you are looking for some healthier alternative side dishes to your meals, you might want to consider these! My family loved them!

1 head Cauliflower
1 Tbsp. butter
1/4 cup skim milk
1/2 Tbsp. Chicken Base
1/2 Tbsp. garlic
1/2 Tbsp. chives, chopped
Break Cauliflower into large chunks, removing any leaves or greenery.
Boil Cauliflower until it becomes fork tender. Once it reaches fork tender, remove from water and place in a large bowl or blender.
Add 1 Tbsp butter, skim milk, chicken base and garlic.
Beat or blend until smooth.
Stir in chives.
Warm up as necessary.

If you make this recipe, snap a photo and hashtag it #chefintraining and/or #chefintrainingblog. I would love to see how these recipes take shape in your kitchens.

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  1. Averie @Averie Cooks

    I love using mashed cauliflower instead of mashed potatoes! A great way to work in some extra veggies, too, for the family :)

    1. Kathy Rae

      This is a good substitute for potatoes for those on a low potassium diet.

  2. Linda

    We make these all of the time and they are delicious! Make sure to get the moisture out of the cauliflower before mashing. That helps with the consistency.

    1. Mallory

      Hi! I plan to try to make the cauliflower mash and you mention to remove moisture. How do I do that?

  3. Beth

    Mmm, looks like a great post-holiday season but still soulful comfort food option!!

  4. tijuana (po' man meals)

    i have seen a few recipes for mashed cauliflower. my kids really love steamed cauliflower, so it only makes sense to finally make it! it looks so yummy. gorgeous photos, too!

  5. Abbey

    Sooo... I feel silly asking this, but what is a "chicken base"? Is it like a broth or something?