This Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Mash is waist friendly! A creamy, delicious, hearty & healthy comfort food the perfect substitute to mashed potatoes. Paleo + Gluten Free + Vegan + Low Calorie
Do you ever look back a year ago and wonder how something happened or changed so fast? That’s how I felt the other day when I was cruising through some of my first blog posts. Although I consider my blogiversary my birthday (the day I bought the domain), it wasn’t until a few weeks after that I actually got the site up and running and published my first post.
Now that it’s almost been a year since my first post went live, it’s kinda fun to look back and see how far things have come. I cringed a little when I saw the food pictures I posted then. Part of me wanted to hide those posts from public view, but the other part of me felt proud leaving them there. I mean we all have to start somewhere and I think the growth should be proudly displayed.
Contrary to what most people believe, blogging isn’t easy and in my opinion, food blogging is a thousand times harder than blogging about running. One of these days I promise I’ll do a post about the things I’ve learned about blogging this year.
One of my first food posts was mashed cauliflower. I was looking for the recipe and knew it was stashed somewhere on the blog. I didn’t have it in my recipe index, but a quick search led me right to it. My blog has now become my personal recipe index.
I don’t know what I’d do if my blog went down and they all disappeared. I should probably have a back-up. A lot of my recipes I could do from memory like this cauliflower mash, but I doubt I’d be able to remember all the muffin recipes. It’s fun looking back on old recipes and giving them a little redux.
Last time I made this recipe, I boiled the cauliflower. This time I roasted the cauliflower. Then I tossed it in my handy dandy food processor to whip it up with the other ingredients to give it the potato like consistency.
Roasting the cauliflower was the best idea. I’m convinced it’s the trick to making this taste exactly like a mashed potato. It doesn’t taste as cauliflowery either. Sometimes cauliflower can have an overwhelming flavor, but roasting it removes that.
This is one first and by far favorite food substitutes. It’s creamy and delicious. The texture is exactly like mashed potatoes. In fact, I’ve had people think they were the real deal before. That’s pretty awesome considering they’re way less calories than mashed potatoes.
Not only is this a healthy substitute for a holiday meal (or anytime really), but it’s also something that can be made in advance. I actually think it tastes better after the flavors marry in the fridge and is reheated. One thing is for sure. This will be showing up on my Thanksgiving table year after year.
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Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Mash
- Preheat oven to 375 F. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place cleaned and sliced on baking sheet. Spray with cooking spray, salt and pepper.
- Roast 40 minutes until the edges begin to brown slightly.
- Remove the cauliflower from the oven. Cool 5 minutes on the pan then add to a food processor.
- Next add the remaining ingredients to the food processor. Blend 2-3 minutes until a potato like consistency appears.
- Remove from the food processor and serve immediately.
- Store leftovers in the refrigerator up to one week.
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