Top 5 Cauliflower Recipes – Yum!

Why cook with Cauliflower?

This week I will be sharing the top five yummiest recipes (one recipe per day for 5 days) that I have discovered using cauliflower. Admittedly, cauliflower was never something I liked, but when I began searching for things to substitute for foods high in carbohydrates , I discovered how tasty it can be!

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  • When steamed, it has a bland taste similar to rice, so no one will object to the taste and it will never overpower other flavors in a dish.
  • It has major health benefits including cancer prevention (colon, prostate, breast, ovarian, and bladder.) One recent study found that eating a 1/2 cup of cauliflower daily reduced the risk of prostate cancer by as much as 52%.
  • When steamed and pureed, it turns soft and smooth (perfect substitute for foods high in carbs, such as mashed potatoes)
  • It easily blends (camouflaged) inside casseroles, so even your pickiest eaters will eat it.

Here we go: Recipe #1

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Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes – Shhhhhh! Don’t say anything…Your family will think they are real mashed potatoes.

Ingredients:

Large cauliflower bunch (1 pound) – cut into small bite size pieces

1 garlic clove

1/2  can low sodium chicken broth

1/4 cup chives or green onion chopped

Directions:

  1. Combine cauliflower, garlic and broth in a large saucepan. If the broth does not cover the cauliflower add water to cover.
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium low and simmer until cauliflower is fork tender, about 15 minutes.
  3. Drain cauliflower and garlic.
  4. Hand mash, or if you’d rather transfer to a food processor and process ’til smooth, adding broth if necessary to moisten mixture.
  5. Season with salt and pepper; add chives and parsley and stir.
  6. Bake in the over at 350 degrees for 15 minutes
  7. Place dish back in the oven top is lightly brown.
  8. Serve hot

3 thoughts on “Top 5 Cauliflower Recipes – Yum!

    1. Hi! Yes I did a five days of cauliflower post/s but I still haven’t posted the 5th one which is the yummiest so far. I will be skipping today for that one with all of my superbowl party food ideas that I just posted. Stay tuned for the 5th cauliflower recipe on Tuesday!

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