missjunebug is very fond of cauliflower; her family less so. So she decided to give her shiny new head of cauliflower an ambush makeover to bring the love to the lowly veggie. That little flowereted head never knew what hit it! And what hit it was her shiny new immersion blender, missjunebug’s current fav kitchen gadget.
Here’s her magical and transformative recipe adapted from a FoodTV recipe.
missjunebug’s “Mashed Potatoes” Cauliflower
1 head of cauliflower
1 tablespoon softened cream cheese
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper.
Cut up the cauliflower into small pieces, discarding the stem and outer leaves. Place in salted boiling water for 7-8 minutes, or until tender. Drain thoroughly and pat dry with paper towels. While still warm, use an immersion blender to puree the cauliflower. Add the softened cream cheese, the parmesan cheese, and the butter. Finish off with salt and pepper and blend until the cauliflower begins to magically transform into “mashed potatoes.” Really, it will! And missjunebug guarantees it tastes Dee Licious!
You will never look at cauliflower with disdain again! If you crave an even healthier version of this recipe, missjunebug suggests you might cut back on the butter, but she herself will not go there. Life is short. Butter is good.
Either way, enjoy!