Winter Side Dish: Pureed Cauliflower

Pureed cauliflower is one of my favorite winter side dishes.  It is a great accompaniment to many comfort foods –  stews, roast chicken, meatloaf — and is far less caloric and full of carbohydrates than mashed potatoes.

Here is recipe I have concocted.  If you’d like, change it up by substituting a different type of cheese for the parmesan.

Pureed Cauliflower

  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • Kosher salt and pepper, to taste

Place the cauliflower florets in a sauce pan with about an inch of water.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to medium-low and cover for 15 – 20 minutes.  Cauliflower is done when it is very easily pierced by a fork.

Drain cauliflower and place in food processor with remaining ingredients.  Process the mixture until smooth.

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