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.
- 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.