If you happen to be counting carbs, you already know cauliflower is your friend. This recipe for garlic mashed cauliflower is a delicious stand-in for mashed potatoes. If your family is larger, you can double the recipe.
Garlic Mashed Cauliflower
1/2 head cauliflower, separated into florets
2 tablespoons butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 ounce cream cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
Place a steamer basket in a saucepan. Fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add cauliflower and cover. Steam until tender, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Allow cauliflower to remain in steamer basket, uncovered, so that any moisture can drain. In a small skillet, melt the butter, add garlic and cook until softened. Transfer cauliflower to a large bowl. Add garlic and butter, cream cheese and parmesan cheese. Combine all by mashing together with a potato masher. Add salt and pepper to taste.
All ingredients can also be combined in a food processor if you prefer a smoother mixture, but I like a few lumps in mine.