365 Days of Slow Cooking: Garlic Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Monday, February 6, 2012

Garlic Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Makes 4-6 servings

1 head of cauliflower
3 cups water
4 large garlic cloves, peeled
1 tsp salt
1 bay leaf
1 Tbsp butter
Milk (if needed)
Salt and Pepper

1.  Cut the cauliflower into florets and place in the slow cooker.
2.  Add in the water, garlic cloves, salt and bay leaf.
3.  Cover and cook on HIGH for 2-3 hours or on LOW for 4-6 hours.
4.  Remove the garlic cloves and bay leaf.  Drain the water. 
5.  Add in the butter and let it melt.  
6.  Use a potato masher to mash the cauliflower or if you want to use an immersion blender to make it more creamy you can do that.  If it needs milk add it in a tablespoon at a time.
7.  Salt and pepper to taste.  Serve with chives or green onions.

The Bountiful Basket strikes again.  This time with cauliflower.  I halved this recipe and actually ate the entire thing by myself.  What a great way to eat vegetables!  Obviously it has a different taste than mashed potatoes but if you like the creamy texture of potatoes this might be a good way to save some calories.  3 1/2 stars. 

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  1. I am totally going to have to try this one!

  2. I've heard this is better for you than potatoes

  3. Do the garlic coves have to be removed? I love garlic and it seems like a shame to waste it.

  4. Lali, nope! Just mash the garlic in with the cauliflower!

  5. I made this and left in the garlic and added some carrots, great for fall!

  6. Carrots! Great idea! Glad it worked for you :)