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Smashed Cauliflower Side Dish Recipe
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Smashed Cauliflower Side Dish

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"Wonderfully creative substitute for potatoes or rice. Surprise your family with this excellent side dish!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Place cauliflower in a pot with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook 10 minutes, or until tender. Drain and return cauliflower to pot.
  2. Stir butter, black pepper, salt, and garlic into cooked cauliflower.
  3. Mash cauliflower mixture with a potato masher or whisk until a smooth consistency similar to mashed potatoes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 20, 2012

Another great variation is to add a couple wedges of laughing cow garlic herb cheese instead of butter . it adds very little fat and calories . If you are on weight watchers as am I am it adds 2 + points per wedge

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 17, 2012

Nobody in my family liked this.

Apr 14, 2012

This is a great side dish. I'm on a low carb diet and this is a great replacement for potatoes. It would be good for anyone though. I even have it cold and it's still great.

Apr 15, 2012

Yum! (I cheated and added a little mozzarella, but it would have been perfect even without it.) Even my boys loved it.

May 31, 2012

My husband raved about this dish! I only used 1 bag of frozen cauliflower, 3 Laughing Cow light garlic and herb wedges (instead of the butter), 1/4 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp pepper, and then 1 tsp of garlic powder. Easy and delicious. Will become part of our regular rotation!

May 03, 2012

I liked this and even my husband said he thought it was ok. I used fresh cauliflower. I also set a little of this aside and followed the advice of another reviewer and put some laughing cow cheese wedges in it. I thought that was an even tastier variation!

Apr 29, 2012

A wonderful use of cauliflower, not necessarily one of my favorite veggies; I used 1/2 head of fresh cabbage cut in floweretts, decreased the butter to 2 TBS of margarine/Benechol, limited the salt to a dash of kosher salt and added a smidge of plain, low fat yogurt. These substitutions reduced the fat calories and the sodium count. Hubby and I loved it. A new BFF for us.

Apr 19, 2012

Wonderful. I added some diced fresh chives and a splash of honey.


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  • Calories
  • 158 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 12.1 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 5.3 g
  • 21%
  • Protein
  • 4.7 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 427 mg
  • 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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