This cauliflower mash recipe is the perfect low-carb substitute to mashed potatoes. The secret to making steamed cauliflower smooth and creamy? CREAM CHEESE!

Ingredients

  • 2 medium heads cauliflower, florets removed
  • 6 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 c. milk
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Freshly chopped chives, for garnish
  • Butter, for serving

How to cook

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add cauliflower florets and cook until tender, 10 minutes. Drain well, pressing with paper towels or a clean dish towel to remove as much excess water as possible.
  2. Return to pot and mash cauliflower with a potato masher until smooth and no large chunks remain.
  3. Stir in cream cheese and milk and season with salt and pepper and mash until completely combined and creamy. (Add a couple tablespoons more milk until you reach desired consistency.)
  4. Garnish with chives, season with more pepper, and top with a pat of butter.