Garlic Cauliflower “Mashed Potatoes” recipe

Garlic Cauliflower “Mashed Potatoes”

Adapted from: Michelle Tam (Nom Nom Paleo)

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes

Serves: 6-8


1 large head cauliflower

5 large cloves garlic

2 tbsp. butter

1/4 tsp. freshly ground nutmeg

salt and pepper to taste


1. Fill up a large (6-quart) stock pot with an inch or two of water. Put the pot on high heat, insert steamer insert, and put on the lid.

2. While the water boils, wash and trim the cauliflower, cutting up the florets and stems. Peel and slice up the cloves of garlic.

3. Once the water starts to boil, insert stems, half of the florets, and all the garlic into the pot, salting everything liberally.

4. Put in the rest of the cauliflower and replace the lid, steaming everything until it is soft (about 10 minutes). Don’t overcook it!

5. Once the florets are done, dump everything into a colander and let it drain. Transfer florets to a food processor and add freshly ground black pepper, nutmeg, and butter.

6. Process everything until smooth. Eat immediately or cover and refrigerate.

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Garlic Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes