365 Days of Slow Cooking: Garlic Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes (slow cooker)
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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Garlic Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes (slow cooker)

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It seems like cauliflower is quite trendy lately.  It's awesome because it can give you the feeling like you're eating mashed potatoes with literally a fraction of the calories!  I almost ate this entire thing by myself...no guilt though right???  It is cauliflower, after all :)

Garlic Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes (slow cooker)

Garlic Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes (slow cooker)
Makes 4-6 servings
Ideal slow cooker:  3 quart
Cooking time: 2-3 hours on high or 4-6 hours on low

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.

*you could totally make this recipe on the stove top too!  Just bring the water to a boil, add in the cauliflower, garlic cloves, salt and bay leaf.  Then cook over medium heat until the cauliflower is tender.  Remove the garlic and bay leaf and drain the water.  Add in the butter with the cauliflower and let it melt.  Use a potato masher or even a mixer to mash the cauliflower to the desired consistency.  If it needs milk, add one tablespoon at a time.  Salt and pepper to taste and serve!
 Garlic Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes (slow cooker)

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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 :)

  7. I often make this on the stove top, but I like to add fat-free cream cheese for that creamy flavor. The first time I made it I didn't tell my boyfriend that it was cauliflower. He loved it and asked for seconds on the "mashed potatoes!"

  8. I made your other recipes and I loved them - I'm sure I'll love this too! Can't wait to try it!

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