Easy Slow Cooker Mashed Cauliflower Recipe

Who loves mashed potatoes? We certainly do at our house. Although they are flavorful, they are also full of calories. Did you know there is an alternative, that tastes just as amazing and is actually healthy? Cauliflower!

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Let’s make this healthy and yummy mashed cauliflower!

let’s make slow cooker mashed cauliflower recipe

Mashed Cauliflower makes the perfect side dish to add to your weekly meal plan for a weeknight dinner. It is also perfect for an upcoming holiday meal you’re preparing.

Best part? We are making it in the slow cooker. Easy!

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slow cooker mashed cauliflower Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make this easy slow cooker recipe.

  • 4 12 oz bags of frozen cauliflower florets
  • 2 c water
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced. I use the jarred stuff
  • 2 T butter
  • 1/4 c heavy cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • chopped parsley, optional garnish

directions to make slow cooker mashed cauliflower recipe

Step 1

Toss the cauliflower in the slow cooker.

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Top with butter and minced garlic.

Step 2

Top with butter and minced garlic.

Step 3

Sprinkle in salt and fresh cracked pepper according to your liking.

Step 4

Pour in the water.

Step 5

Pop a lid on it and cook on high for 2-3 and a half hours.

Step 6

Once done, drain the water.

Step 7

Mash the cauliflower until smooth, or desired consistency. You may use a hand potato masher.

Step 8

Add in the heavy cream and stir well.

Step 9

Taste. Does it need more salt and pepper? Add some if it needs it then serve.

Easy Slow Cooker Mashed Cauliflower Recipe

Easy Slow Cooker Mashed Cauliflower Recipe

Simple yet healthy meal for the family with easy slow cooker mashed cauliflower recipe!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 12 oz bags of frozen cauliflower florets
  • 2 c water
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced. I use the jarred stuff
  • 2 T butter
  • 1/4 c heavy cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • chopped parsley, optional garnish

Instructions

  1. Toss the cauliflower in the slow cooker.
  2. Top with butter and minced garlic.
  3. Sprinkle in salt and fresh cracked pepper according to your liking.
  4. Pour in the water.
  5. Pop a lid on it and cook on high for 2-3 and a half hours.
  6. Once done, drain the water.
  7. Mash the cauliflower until smooth, or desired consistency. You may use a hand potato masher.
  8. Add in the heavy cream and stir well.
  9. Taste. Does it need more salt and pepper? Add some if it needs it then serve.

So did you try making this easy slow cooker mashed cauliflower recipe for dinner today? What did your family think?!

One Comment

  1. Wouldn’t it just as healthy if you left in the potatoes and omitted or substituted something nondairy for the heavy cream and butter? I know people who love mashed cauliflower but I prefer the taste of potatoes.

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