Creamy Rosemary Cauliflower Mash is a delicious, low carb alternative to mashed potatoes. Extra creamy from the addition of cream cheese and butter with lovely flavor from fresh rosemary, this mash is so good you won’t miss the potatoes.
Mashed potatoes are quite possibly one of the most comforting and best side dishes. I could eat a huge bowl of them every day and not feel guilty. Today, mashed potatoes have met their match.
Cauliflower is a less guilty, lower carb and less starchy alternative potatoes and they mash up the same. The texture is exactly like the potatoes and since these are mashed in the food processor, they are actually easier to make.
They look like mashed potatoes, right? With no hand mashing needed. If you were to make mashed potatoes in the food processor they get really gummy because of the high starch content, but the longer you process the cauliflower, the smoother the mash.
To give extra creaminess to this mash I used whipped cream cheese and butter. If you can’t find whipped, regular cream cheese is fine. Just make sure it’s nice and soft.
This creamy rosemary cauliflower mash is a delicious side for just about any meat or fish dish. Here are a few recipes: grilled filet mignon with mint and parsley, rosemary roasted chicken with delicious gravy, lemon Parmesan crusted salmon.
What does mashed cauliflower taste like?
This version tastes like extra creamy cauliflower but the cream cheese and butter mellows the flavor along with a hint of fresh rosemary.
How long do you cook cauliflower?
Cooking this cauliflower is as easy as boiling the florets for 10 minutes.
How many calories are in Creamy Rosemary Cauliflower Mash?
All the nutrition is below. There are 143 calories per 1 cup of mash.
How many net carbs are in Creamy Rosemary Cauliflower Mash?
2 net carbs per serving.
Creamy Rosemary Cauliflower Mash Step by Step
Boil cauliflower florets for 10 minutes and drain.
Add to a food processor and pulse until they start to mash.
Add the cream cheese, butter, rosemary, salt and pepper then blend until smooth and creamy.
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Creamy Rosemary Cauliflower Mash
Rosemary cauliflower mash is a delicious, healthier, low carb alternative to mashed potatoes. They are so good, wont even know the difference or miss the potatoes.
- 1 head cauliflower
- 5 tablespoons whipped cream cheese * see note
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
- 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary finely chopped
- 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
- Cut the cauliflower into small florets.
Fill a saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Add the cauliflower florets and boil for 10 minutes, drain.
Add the cauliflower florets to a food processor and process until broken down. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the cream cheese, butter, rosemary and salt, process until smooth. Taste for seasoning, add more salt if needed.
* If you can't find whipped cream cheese, regular cream cheese is fine.