Recipe Wednesday: Twice-Baked Cauliflower Mash

The phrase “cauliflower mash” sounds horrifyingly disgusting to me, which made me hesitate making some type of recipe where both of these words would be juxtaposed together. However, I decided to give it a go. What resulted was a delicious, healthy side option for any meal. Honestly, I like it more than mashed potatoes. (I’ve never been a mashed potatoes kinda gal.)

 

Recipe: Twice-Baked Cauliflower Mash (healthy edition)

Ingredients: 

  • half of a head of cauliflower
  • one individual cup of plain Greek yogurt (I use the 5 ounce Chobanis that are at the grocery store)
  • 1-2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil (or butter)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese

 

Directions: 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Clean and cut pieces of cauliflower while a sauce pan with approx. 2 inches of water is brought to a boil. (Don’t stress too much about the cauliflower pieces being too big/too small; they will be blended anyway.)
  • Place cauliflower in boiling water; cover and cook on medium-high heat for 7-10 minutes until cauliflower is “fork tender”.
  • Drain cauliflower and put in food processor. Blend until smooth (30 seconds or so).
  • Add Greek yogurt and coconut oil (or butter). Blend again for just a few seconds.
  • Pour into medium bowl; mix in remaining ingredients (salt, pepper, garlic, cheese). If you want to make a brown cheesy crust on top, save some of the cheese to toss on at the end!
  • Pour into small oven-safe dishes or a large casserole dish. (Toss on that cheese if you set it aside.)
  • Cook at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, turning the oven to broil for the last few minutes if you want to get the outside to brown a bit.
  • Cool and enjoy! This is so good and so healthy for you!

 

 

What do you think? Would you give this a try? Let me know what you think!

In peace and health,

Amanda & the Fit Family

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