Thursday, March 13, 2014

Broccoli and Cauliflower Mash (Low Carb)

This week I am playing tribute to some St. Patrick's Day favorites....

I love mash potatoes, but sometimes I feel like taking a big nap after indulging in them.  I decided to lighten my mash this time by forgoing the starchy potato and substituting it with broccoli and cauliflower.  This mash was fabulous and I didn't have the crash and burn after eating them.  So if you're going to eat some green food on St. Patrick's day... eat this.   Tomorrow you will see what I made to go with this fabulous mash. 

1 large head of cauliflower
4-5 cups broccoli florets
1 cup water (more as needed)
1 cup milk (or half and half)
2 Tbs butter
1 tsp granulated garlic
salt and black pepper to taste
1 cup cheddar cheese

 In a large pot or pan with a lid steam broccoli and cauliflower florets with one cup of water.  Check to see if water evaporates and add a little water at a time until both vegetables are tender enough to mash.

Next add butter, granulated garlic, milk, salt and black pepper.

Then add cheese and mash with a potato masher or a handheld blender for a more pureed mash.  Serve as a side.    Enjoy.

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  1. Something i would like to have with grilled meat..Delicious mash.

  2. I think this looks so good. My husband loves cauliflower so much. He would adore me if I put this in front of me.

  3. Yum, this sounds perfect for me as I am trying to eat less carbs and lose weight :-) maybe a little less cheese in my portion but this sounds like it will taste awesome! Thanks.

  4. Low carb but no less delicious, I love cauliflower :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  5. Teehee I have often felt like taking a carb-induced nap after mashed potatoes as well, so I am all for this cauliflower version! Keep the fantastic recipes coming, Ramona! :D

  6. I really should eat more food like this. Thank you it looks very filling and delicious!

  7. Could you use vegan cheese?
    Also unsweetened almond milk?

    1. Marcella, definitely try it out. I always love to experiment and swap items if needed. I hope it works out great! :)

  8. Some individuals find mashing potatoes a straightforward task that is easy to do, whereas others put a lot of effort and time into making it to perfection. potato masher

  9. How would be 50/50 of cauliflower and broccoli..?


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