Fauxtatoes - Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

Fauxtatoes - Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

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35 review(s) averaging 4.2. 94% would make again

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Low fat and carbs but lots of flavor. Try this instead of mashed potatoes.

"I didn't use margarine or potato flakes. These are a good alternative, but the consistency is a little weird. Also, they get cold really fast. I'll make again since I'm eating low carb, but if not real potatoes are best. "

- Astancilwomack


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1 Head cauliflower; cut into florets
2 tablespoons garlic; roasted
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon Black pepper
2 dashes hot sauce
1/4 cup Milk 1%; as required
1/2 cup Potato flakes; -optional
1 tablespoon Margarine; - corn oil

Original recipe makes 4 Servings



Roast garlic in 350 oven for about 40 minutes, covered with foil.

Bring large pot of water to boiling. Add 1 tablespoon salt. Boil cauliflower for about 7-10 minutes or until completely cooked through but not mushy. Drain well.

In food processor or blender, add drained cauliflower and remaining ingredients. Puree.

The potato flakes give it just enough of that "potato" flavor to make it nice without adding too many carbs or calories. Some people like to start out with more potato flakes and cut back in successive recipes as they (or their families) get used to the flavors.

Makes 4 (3/4 cup) servings, each contains an estimated:

Cals: 78, FatCals: 32, TotFat: 4g

SatFat: 1g, PolyFat: 0g, MonoFat: 3g

Chol: 2mg, Na: 342mg, K: 381mg

TotCarbs: 10g, Fiber: 3g, Sugars: 3g

NetCarbs: 7g, Protein: 3g

Adapted from recipe by Chef Marcie McCutchen

Fiesta Culinary School, Aug, 2004


This is a great way to cut back on carbs and calories without feeling deprived.


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My kids liked it, and my oldest hates cauliflower!
rockin68 1 year ago

I made this and it was great. It was really hard finding 350 ovens to cook in. But I managed to get my town together and get the task done ! Mass cooking is my favorite!
eltravo 1 year ago

These were delicious! My husband had no idea they were actually cauliflower and wants these instead of mashed potatoes from now on! I didn't have to add the flakes either - they were perfect without!
erika_lynn_irizarry 1 year ago

I could definitely tell this was cauliflower. The consistency was a little runny for my taste (I even added less milk) I'll try it again but I'll take others suggestions of steaming not boiling and adding some real potatoes for better texture.
dharmon10 2 years ago

Fabulous. Did not add the potato flakes as I did not have any. This is THE best way to ear cauliflower.
njh 2 years ago

sarahbaker2 2 years ago

Simple to make great to eat.
annieruby 2 years ago

Wow... I didn't even need the potatoes. Fantastic and got quite a kick from the pepper and tapatio I added.
gabrielavicente 2 years ago

Darrennv 2 years ago

Delicious! I added nutritional yeast for a cheesy flavor, no potatoe flakes. Definitely saving this one!
Kilecocq 2 years ago

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