Cauliflower is such a great staple veggie on a low carb diet. It can be used as a low carb alternative for so many different things. My favorite cauliflower recipe is Cauliflower Mock Mashed Potatoes. At my house we call them "Caulitaters" and I know it's hard to believe but my husband has learned to love and like these MORE than regular mashed potatoes, which he only eats now once a year on Thanksgiving and that's only because someone else has fixed the meal. Caulitaters were one of my first low carb recipes years ago. They gave me hope that this "new way" of eating could actually be quite yummy!
Two great things about this recipe... it's easy and customizable to your liking!
1 fresh head of cauliflower or 2 bags of frozen cauliflower florets
Shredded cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper to your liking
1. Boil your pulled apart head of cauliflower or 2 bags of frozen florets until soft (but not too soft). If your using a fresh head of cauliflower, it will need to boil longer to soften the cauliflower.
2. Drain your cauliflower and return to pot. Use a potato masher until mashed to your liking. (do you usually like your mashed potatoes a bit lumpy or creamy?)
3. Now add your sour cream, cream cheese, and shredded cheddar. This is also to your liking. I like a lot of all of it haha! I usually use 2 big spoonfuls of sour cream, at least 4 oz of cream cheese, a huge handful of shredded cheddar cheese plus some salt and pepper. You can also add chives, bacon pieces, etc. if you'd like. Really just whatever you would put in your regular mashed potatoes.
Once you perfect these to your liking, you will be sooooo thankful for cauliflower!