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Mashed Cauliflower

November 19, 2009

~ Katy ~


This is a modified recipe I got from Oprah Magazine a couple of years ago. There was far too much use of ‘light’ ingredients for my taste, so I substituted the real deal, more of it. Hey, if I’m giving up mashed potatoes for this extremely healthy alternative, I’m not giving up the toppings, too. I’ve found that it’s a staple side-dish for me now. Delicious with or without the reduced balsamic vinegar.



Mashed Cauliflower


One head cauliflower, chopped

½ cup sour cream

½ cup fresh grated parmesan cheese

¼ cup butter

2-4 oz cream cheese (optional)

Salt to taste

½ cup balsamic vinegar


Steam the cauliflower until it’s soft. Drain. Throw in the rest of the ingredients except for the vinegar, blend with an immersion blender (or mash the old-fashioned way). Place vinegar in saucepan, turn on medium heat. Reduce until slightly thick. Place 1-2 teaspoons over each serving after its plated.

29 Comments leave one →
  1. November 19, 2009 10:17 am

    oh this sounds so good with the balsamic!

  2. November 19, 2009 10:25 pm

    yum! looks delicious!

  3. lvegas permalink
    November 19, 2009 10:40 pm

    Very interesting with thar balsamic!

  4. November 19, 2009 10:50 pm

    What a great way to enjoy cauliflower. I agree that you can’t always give up all of the fat.

  5. November 19, 2009 11:02 pm

    I think this is such a great twist on the classic mashed potatoes (and definitely healthier!)

  6. November 19, 2009 11:49 pm

    I love cauliflower, this is a great recipe!

  7. November 20, 2009 6:23 am

    Good twist indeed!

  8. November 20, 2009 7:53 am

    Yum. This just might grace my table this Thanksgiving. Great recipe!!!

  9. November 20, 2009 9:30 am

    Cauliflower, oh cauliflower! Why are you my new friend? Nice recipe. I am all over that reduction!

  10. November 20, 2009 10:05 am

    What a great recipe! Perfect for the holiday season. Can’t wait to try it!

  11. November 20, 2009 12:59 pm

    Never thought to each cauliflower all mashed up. Looks great for this time of year.

  12. November 20, 2009 1:55 pm

    We love mashed cauliflower here, but I’ve never done it with the balsamic vinegar. Going to try it now though.

  13. tastyeatsathome permalink
    November 20, 2009 2:39 pm

    Oh interesting! I’ve made mashed cauliflower before, but never with balsamic. Yum.

  14. goodieswassa permalink
    November 21, 2009 2:35 am

    that doesn’t look like califlower at all– maybe i should try that for my don’t eat any vegetales daughter for thanksgiving hehehehehe the devil laugh!!! thanks a bunch!!!

  15. Sheskis permalink
    November 21, 2009 2:43 am

    Wow! I gotta try this 🙂

  16. November 21, 2009 5:58 am

    Looks really good. Better than the mashed potato.

  17. November 21, 2009 12:57 pm

    I really like your recipe, a good substitute for some low carb eating instead of potatoes. Great idea using the reduced balamic right at the end. Thanks

  18. November 21, 2009 1:02 pm

    Saved this baby to my box! Will be trying it for sure, maybe for Thanksgiving as my DH is avoiding carbs.

  19. November 21, 2009 8:45 pm

    I just saw a GIANT cauliflower at the farmers market today. Now I wish I bought it to make this yummy dish

  20. November 21, 2009 9:40 pm

    Interesting addition of balsamic and no carbs! Good for my diet 😉

  21. November 22, 2009 8:54 am

    i love mashed cauliflower!

  22. emma permalink
    November 23, 2009 10:49 pm


  23. November 24, 2009 6:38 am

    I am going to have to try mashing cauliflower!

  24. November 26, 2009 11:46 am

    Hey Mary! Remember the low carb craze and Ara made us go to a big training to learn how to mash cauliflower? Funny memory for me.

    • foododelmundo permalink*
      November 29, 2009 5:47 pm

      No recollection – are you sure I was there? Is my memory that bad!?

  25. November 30, 2009 12:26 pm

    Sounds simple, yet healthy and delicious!

  26. January 17, 2010 12:51 pm

    I’m trying this today. Can’t wait!

    • foododelmundo permalink*
      January 17, 2010 12:57 pm

      can’t wait to hear how it turns out – Mary


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