Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Creamy Smashed Garlic Cauliflower

Hello Wednesday!  I cannot decide if it is a good or bad thing that today is Wednesday and the week is half done.  Tomorrow I jump on a plane for a quick jaunt to St. Louis.  I could do without this trip. But when I come back it will be the weekend.  I am always excited for the weekend. 

I have made pretty things in my day.  This here creamy smashed garlic cauliflower was an attempt to get more cauliflower in our lives.  Mr. J loves the stuff. My parents do not and therefore I didn't eat it much growing up. Funny how much our parents influence our eats.  I only think of how we are influencing Miss O nowadays.  With this in mind I am trying to give her as many different foods as possible. 

So back to this cauliflower. I bought a head and then wasn't really sure what to do with it.  I had seen recipes similar to mashed potatoes but using cauliflower. I thought since Miss O liked mashed potatoes she would probably jump on some mashed cauliflower as well. We easily cut up the cauliflower head and then steamed it on the stove top.  After adding lots of garlic for flavor and sour cream to make it smooth and creamy we ended up with some pretty delicious cauliflower. 

Mr. J really liked it.  I enjoyed it too. Miss O ate up about 5 bites before deciding she was done. Nothing but closed mouth and head shaking no after that. The true test will be when we try it again. 

Creamy Smashed Garlic Cauliflower

by Emily Morris, slightly adapted from Skinnytaste
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Keywords: steam side vegetarian cauliflower
Ingredients (serves 4)
  • 1 medium head cauliflower, cut up into florets
  • 4 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp light butter
Steam cauliflower and garlic until soft. Drain.

Add milk, sour cream, butter, salt, pepper and mash with a potato masher or a hand blender.
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  1. I love mashed cauliflower, my husband and I chose that often for a lower carb option.

  2. Halo sobat blogger, ijin berkunjung ya.
    salam kenal dengan saya, blogger baru :D

  3. I've made cauliflower mash before, but it wasn't smooth enough to fool Bill ;) I'm going to try again with some garlic and sour cream---that sounds wonderful!!!


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