"Mock" Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Total Time:
21 min
15 min
6 min

4 servings

  • 1 medium head cauliflower
  • 1 tablespoon cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/8 teaspoon straight chicken base or bullion (may substitute 1/2 teaspoon salt)
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh or dry chives, for garnish
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter

Set a stockpot of water to boil over high heat.

Clean and cut cauliflower into small pieces. Cook in boiling water for about 6 minutes, or until well done. Drain well; do not let cool and pat cooked cauliflower very dry between several layers of paper towels.

In a bowl with an immersion blender, or in a food processor, puree the hot cauliflower with the cream cheese, Parmesan, garlic, chicken base, and pepper until almost smooth.

Garnish with chives, and serve hot with pats of butter.

Hint: Try roasting the garlic and adding a little fresh

rosemary for a whole new taste.

Chef: George Stella

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    I made this last night. Amazing! I just used a potato masher&spoon. Still turned out delicious. Will be making again.
    Wow, these were awesome! I used gorgonzola crumbles instead of parmesan because that's what I had, plus I thought it would jazz up the flavor a bit. I blended it up in my Vitamix on a low speed and it worked perfectly.
    Excellent ....it was so easy to make I didn't use the chives but it turned out delicious....i will definitely make it again!!
    Bland and the immersion blender turned it to mush.
    Best Mock potatos yet!
    These were Delicious! My family, who is trying to avoid carbohydrates went wild for these!
    Made these yesterday cut down on the fat (butter) and used low fat chive cream cheese but kept the rest the same amazing and fit into our low cal diet. Hubby loved them and had seconds.. Making them again tonight but might try cheddar cheese to mix it up a bit . Love them!!
    These are great! My family who doesn't even like cauliflower never suspected a thing! I did one time with the parm and one time without(because I didn't have any) and I never used chives either time. But it was great both ways =)
    The best mock mashed potatoes I have ever had! DELISH!
    Very good, whole family loved it!
    Very good and simple to make. My husband thought they practically indistinguishable from garlic mashed potatoes.
    Delicious recipe and my fiance liked it very much..!!
    Looks like its going to be a very tasty recipe
    Seriously? You haven't even tried it, yet you are REVIEWING it? Do you know what 'review' means?
    Awesome recipe. really nice and tasty!!!
    AMAZINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG! Shocked at how fantastic these really are!
    This was so tasty...a perfect substitute for mashed potatoes....
    Oh my goodness. First off I have to start by saying I am NOT a veggie substitute person. I am usually real meat and full carbs all the way. But I tried this because I am on a diet to take off a few pounds...and this was AMAZING! I'm already thinking about making it again. I followed the recipe except I used onion and chive cream cheese as another reviewer recommended, and steamed the cauliflower(not sure that makes a big difference), and cooked the garlic first. Very yummy! Five starts from wife and husband....it was too good to waste on the kids. lol
    Amazing... Perfect Atkins recipe!!
    Great substitute for mashed potatoes. Very tasty made exactly as the recipe calls for. Next I will experiment with different kinds of cheese. Thank you for this one!
    Great recipe. I will definitely make this AGAIN.
    A great alternative to mashed potatoes.
    This recipe was an awesome substitute for mashed potatoes!!! One of the first I've tried that I really enjoyed and not just forced down. I'll be making this over and over.
    The key to making this fantastic and as good as mashed potatoes is to roast the garlic. We like garlic so we added 2 large entire heads. We also added 1/3 cup of cream to up the fat since we eat High Fat Low Carb.
    Definitely the best mashed cauliflower recipe I've used, and steam the cauliflower, it makes a big difference.
    I loved this recipe, but I did add some soy half/half to help soften it up, roasted the garlic, added a SMALL amount of butter, and instead of the bullion I used the salt suggestion mentioned. Also, this made way more than 4 servings for my husband and I... definitely worth a try!
    I thought this was very good! I took the steamed suggestion of another reviewer. I used plain yogurt instead of the cream cheese. Yummy!
    this was awesome my family loved it
    I did not ike this at all!
    What did you not like about this recipe? Was it blandl, mushy, etc?
    So yummy and light. Definitely going to make this again!
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