Creamy, cheesy, garlic mashed.... cauliflower!? Yep. This is a great, lower carb (and low potassium for those with kidney conditions) alternative to mashed potatoes. It is so healthy, simple and flavorful! Cauliflower is super inexpensive at the market right now, so not only is this recipe healthy but it is budget friendly too! I had never made it before, so I was skeptical as to how flavorful mashed cauliflower could be, but I experimented with adding lots of other rich flavors and it was DELICIOUS.
1 head cauliflower, chopped
1 or 2 potatoes, peeled (optional)
1/2 medium onion, thinly sliced or chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste
This was so quick and easy to make. It goes very fast, so get ready, set, go...
Boil a potato in pot of water; Above that pot, fit it with a steamer basket to steam the cauliflower at the same time. While those boil/steam, caramelize your onions in extra virgin olive oil in a separate pan.
The secret to caramelizing onions is LOW and SLOW. Keep your heat on medium-low and stir your onions frequently so that they get a deep brown color without burning. Once your onions are smelling sweet and get a nice caramel brown appearance, toss in the minced garlic for about 30 seconds, and then add the chicken stock, a light sprinkle of salt and some ground black pepper to taste (I used about an 1/8 or 1/4 teaspoon or black pepper). Let that simmer together over low heat for about a minute.