Mashed Cauliflower

I started testing out mashed cauliflower recipes this year.  I didn’t really think about it until I came a crossed it, probably on Pinterest. I was super intrigued by it, hoping it would be a great swap for mashed potatoes.

Backstory: My freshman year of college I had a crazy allergic reaction to everything outside.  I went to the allergist and had one of those wonderful allergy tests done and additional to being allergic to practically everything outside on some level, I also found out I was allergic to peanuts and potatoes. (Thankfully my peanut allergy isn’t lethal. That I’m aware of. I avoid it). Funny how I grew up on both and was allergic to both. But it explained not feeling well after eating either. I’ve cut both out of my diet since. 

The last few times I’d made mashed cauliflower I used garlic and really botched it the last time. I didn’t puree the cauliflower enough and the texture was awful. I had also been on a cauliflower kick and really got burned out on them so I gave them a break.

This morning I was looking through recipes because I wanted to find a fluffy mashed-potato-like recipe. Oh, did I ever find one.

It’s from Pride & Vegudice. I’ll let you just pop on over to the site to check it out, but as far as my results go, I thought it was amazing.

I couldn’t find nutritional yeast at Kroger, but read I could use parmesan cheese as a swap. Wasn’t the healthiest, but it would work, so that’s what I used.

It turned out wonderful.  I pureed it the perfect amount so it wasn’t watery, but it was well blended and there weren’t chunks. I also added a little bit of light butter to it to give it more flavor.

I know what I’m bringing to Thanksgiving this year.