Mashed Cauliflower with Garlic
Happy holidays, friends! I hope your heart and home are preparing to gather with ones you love! I am finalizing the menu for our Christmas dinner menu, and my mouth waters every time I think of this recipe... Of all the holiday dishes I love and crave most, Mashed Cauliflower with Garlic, tops the list! A healthier and more nutrient-rich version of classic mashed potatoes. This has become a staple and a winner for all ages at our home! When you use ghee instead of butter, it makes this recipe dairy-free!
1 large head of cauliflower, cut into florets
1/4 cup almond milk
1 tbsp ghee
Head of garlic
Fresh chives, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Peel away the outer layers of the garlic bulb, then cut off the very top of the head of garlic to expose the individual garlic cloves. Place in aluminum foil and drizzle with olive oil, then seal the foil around the garlic. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until the cloves are soft. Allow garlic to cool, then squeeze the roasted garlic cloves out of the skin.
Meanwhile, place a couple inches of water in a large pot. Once water is boiling, place steamer insert and then cauliflower florets into the pot and cover. Steam for 12-14 minutes, until completely tender. Drain and return cauliflower to pot.
Add roasted garlic, milk, ghee, and salt to the cauliflower. Using an immersion blender or food processor, combine ingredients until smooth. Top with chives and freshly ground pepper.
Have you made the switch over to Mashed Cauliflower instead of Mashed Potatoes? I'd love to hear your thoughts on this healthier alternative!
Healthy & Happy Holidays,