What a wonderful substitute for mashed potatoes. A delicious side dish if you’re on a low carb diet or following Weight Watchers but really tasty enough for the entire family to enjoy. Most people will not be able to guess that it’s cauliflower instead of potatoes! One serving has only 69 calories, 3 grams of fat, 4 grams of fiber and only 2 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS! I’m comparing it to a side order of Boston Market’s Mashed Potatoes at 210 calories and 9 grams of fat. These mashers might just become a weekly favorite in your house…
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
1 large head (~ 6 cups) cauliflower, cut into pieces ( if the head is small, you might need two)
1 (10 oz) can reduced-sodium chicken broth
3 tablespoon reduced-fat butter
3 tablespoons fat-free sour cream
2 tablespoons fat-free milk
½ teaspoons salt
Fresh ground pepper, to taste
1. Add the cauliflower to a medium-size pot. Pour in chicken broth, cover and bring to a boil. Turn down to a simmer and cook until very tender, about 10-12 minutes.
2. Add ½ of the cooked cauliflower to a blender or food processor. Add 1½ tablespoons each butter and sour cream. Add 1 tablespoon milk, ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper, to taste. Blend until smooth. You’ll need to stop the blender a few times and push down the sides and blend again. Pour the first batch into a serving bowl or container.
3. Add remaining cauliflower, 1½ tablespoons each butter and sour cream to the blender. Sprinkle in ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper, to taste. Blend until very smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides to get all blended.
4. Add to serving bowl and serve warm. This can be made a day before serving. Store covered in the refrigerator.
Makes 6 servings (½ cup each)
Cauliflower is a member of the cabbage family. Cauliflower is composed of bunches of tiny florets on a cluster of stalks. The entire floret portion is edible. Mark Twain said,” Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.“
These can be made using a potato masher too. Add the hot cauliflower to a large bowl. Mash well with a potato masher. Mash in the butter, sour cream, salt and pepper, until a smooth consistency.
Weight Watchers (old points) 1
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 2
|SKINNY FACTS: for ½ cup serving
69 calories, 3g fat, 4g protein, 9g carbs, 4g fiber, 299mg sodium, 4g sugar
|FAT FACTS: for 1 side order of Boston Market’s Home Style Mashed Potatoes
210 calories, 9g fat, 4g protein, 30g carbs, 2g fiber, 590mg sodium, 4g sugar