Mashed Cauliflower Faux-tatoes
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Vegetables
Serves: 4-6
  • 5 whole garlic cloves, or about 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 head cauliflower, trimmed into florets
  • ¼-1/2 cup liquid (almond milk, bone broth, etc.)
  • 3 TB coconut oil or butter
  • 1½ tsp unrefined sea salt
  • ⅛ tsp black pepper
  1. Roast the garlic:Whole cloves in the oven--Preheat to 425. Drizzle unpeeled cloves with a bit of melted coconut oil and roast in the oven for about 15 minutes.Minced jarred garlic on the stove--Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add garlic in an even layer and cook for a few minutes until it starts to brown.
  2. Place cauliflower florets in a large saucepan with about ½ inch water. Cover, and steam for about 10 minutes.
  3. Drain the water completely and add steamed cauliflower to a food processor.
  4. If using whole garlic cloves, squeeze the garlic skins to release the cloves.
  5. Add the garlic; milk or broth; oil or butter; salt; and pepper to the food processor.
  6. Process until smooth and creamy.
I use homemade bone broth and coconut oil. This keeps our Mashed Cauliflower Faux-tatoes dairy-free, and adds great taste and nutrition.
Recipe by Yankee Homestead at