Saturday, December 11, 2010

Recipe: Cauliflower Mash

This is a family favorite!  Even my kids will devour this dish until there is nothing left.  Really!  Who knew that cauliflower could taste this good?  And while it is not the healthiest way to enjoy cauliflower it has to be the most enjoyable way.  It is creamy and delightful and a great side to chicken or beef or all by itself.  And not only is is delicious it is so simple to make. 


Cauliflower Mash

1 head cauliflower
2 to 3 tbsp butter
1/3 to 1/2 pkg cream cheese, room temperature
parmesan cheese
salt and pepper, to taste

In a large pot, add about a cup or so of water, just enough to cover the bottom of the pot by a couple of inches.  Separate florets and remove stem and any leaves.  Add cauliflower once the water is boiling and put a lid on the pot.  Steam cauliflower until it is fork tender.  Drain and return to pot.  Start with 2 tablespoons butter and 1/3 package of cream cheese.  Add butter and cream cheese to pot with cauliflower and mash with a fork or masher.  Mash to a consistency to suit your taste.  Add more butter and cream cheese, if needed.  Add salt and pepper.  Place cauliflower in a serving dish and top with parmesan cheese.

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