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Cauliflower With a Kick


"Hate cauliflower? Try this, you'll change your mind!"
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25 m servings 60 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Calories:
  • 60 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 3.2 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.3g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 95 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan, and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Cover, and bring the water to a boil over high heat. Add cauliflower and parsnips, recover, and steam until soft, about 15 minutes.
  2. Drain the vegetables. Mash using a hand masher or electric mixer. Gradually add milk and butter and mash to desired consistency. Season to taste with salt and pepper; serve warm.

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  1. 46 Ratings

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One of our favorite restaurants in Naples,FL, serves a side dish called "Cauliflower Arugula Smash" and I always look forward to it. What confused me about it, however, is that it was nice and t...

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I don't know what happened, but I didn't like this at all. Sorry. The texture was gritty. I don't think I should have added any milk...maybe cream cheese or something would have been better, ...

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One of our favorite restaurants in Naples,FL, serves a side dish called "Cauliflower Arugula Smash" and I always look forward to it. What confused me about it, however, is that it was nice and t...

This is one of my favorite low-carb recipes to use in place of mashed potatoes. Instead of milk, I use half-n-half or heavy cream. My family really likes this, especially my husband who claims t...

I loved this dish!! I followed another review and added garlic to the pot of water when cooking the veggies. Did add about 2 tablespoons of sour cream to the mixture and made sur to beat well ...

I may not have steamed the vegetables long enough. I usually like them tender crisp, but they really seem to need to be more cooked to get them to whip properly. I omitted the liquid because t...

I thought they were pretty good. The main bit of feedback I got is that people were expecting more of a "Kick". I'll definitely try to bring the seasoning up a notch for the next time I make the...

Very delicious - almost too good to be true! We added 4 baby yellow squash and 2 parsnips in addition to the head of califlower which added great flavor. We also substituted plain, fat free Gr...

We LOVED this dish! What a surprise --- and much nicer on the waist-line than potatoes! We love mashed garlic potatoes, so I followed another reviewer's tip, and added garlic powder while I was...

This recipe is great!!! I love parsnips & cauliflower. I made them for my boyfriend who dislikes parsnips & he didn't even know what was in it & thought it was great. ONLY thing I added to thi...

Made just as written...even the cauliflower haters ate it! Nice side dish.