Slow Cooker Mashed Cauliflower

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, using cauliflower?

I love easy recipes like this, and I think you will too!

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

Let me show you how to make slow cooker  mashed  cauliflower.  

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  • 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

Toss the cauliflower in the slow cooker.

Top with butter and minced garlic.

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

Pour in the water.

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

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Once done, drain the water.

Use a hand potato masher  to mash the cauliflower until smooth (or desired consistency).

Add in the heavy cream and stir well.

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


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And you’re done.

How simple was this?

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.

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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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