We love making cauliflower mash! So much that we’ve experimented with several different add-ins. We love cheesy cauliflower mash, meaty mash, sometimes just a basic sour cream mash. We decided to make a video on how we make it because we think it’s the simplest way to prepare it without having to strain or squeeze excess water or use any crazy kitchen gadgets.
All you’ll need for this technique is a steaming contraption and a blending device of your choosing. We used a basic steam basket and an immersion blender. You probably have the tools needed in your kitchen! You can use a rice cooker or simply a bowl of water covered in plastic cling wrap to steam your cauliflower in the microwave. You can then use a blender, food processor or Nutribullet for the blending step.
Any way you prep it, if you steam the cauliflower florets and then blend, you’ll end up with fluffy and creamy faux mashed potatoes in no time. No straining, cheese clothes or burned hands required!
Trim the cauliflower and cut it into bite sized florets.
Set a half inch of water to boil i a pot. Reduce the flame to a simmer and steam florets in a steam basket with a tightly fitting lid for about 10 minutes or until easily pierced with a fork.
Drain the water from the pot and add the cauliflower back in. Season with salt and pepper.
Add 1/4 cup of sour cream (you can also use 2 tbsp of heavy cream and butter if you like). Yogurt would also be a good option!
Using an immersion blender, blend the florets until they're fluffy and creamy.
Dress with any mix ins you like! We like 3 different ones: mushrooms & tarragon, olives & feta, and ham & cheddar.
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Vicky started Tasteaholics in 2015 with her boyfriend, Rami, hoping to document all their low carb cooking adventures. She lives in NYC and her favorite foods are steaks and lava cakes. She loves cats, Harry Potter, working out and learning to speak Italian. After eating keto for 3 years, she’s sharing her knowledge, cooking tips and creative dishes with all of Tasteaholics’ readers.