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4 servings
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Meal Type:
Side Dishes
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Classic Mashed Cauliflower

A great substitute for mashed potatoes.



  1. Chop cauliflower into flourettes, boil until very tender (about 10 minutes).
  2. Drain and place in a blender or food processor.
  3. Add olive oil and water, one tablespoon at a time until a smooth consistency, similar to mashed potatoes, is reached.
  4. Season with salt and pepper and/or chives to taste. Serve immediately.
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I tried this recipe last night and it was awesome! What a great substitute for mashed potatoes!
Very Good!!
31 Jul 09 by member: bertran6
what is the serving size???
19 Sep 09 by member: indiehjarta
On the weight watchers diet you must count each item. that is, Cauliflower has so many point, olive oil has so many points and whatever else you add. I can't wait to try this. Love the "mashers" at Houlihans.
25 Sep 09 by member: glorourke
You don't count the points for Filling Foods if that is the part of the Momentum plan you are following...& the first 2 tsp. of health oil are not counted as well.
01 Oct 09 by member: cnj4755
yes, it is.
02 Nov 09 by member: a44magmn
TO CNJ4755: I have been doing WW since Dec and am happy to say I have lost 46 lbs so far. 28 to go. It is my understanding that you EAT filling foods and oil, but you must still COUNT whatever POINTS they are. I always count the points. Check with your leader. Good luck. Helaine
04 Nov 09 by member: sohappy
So good. I added a little Parmesan cheese and garlic... so good!
07 Dec 09 by member: sks1986
i was not crazy about seemed like it constantly needed something to give it more flavor. i'd add salt but it wouldn't be enough. also, the texture was not very pleasing. any suggestions out there to make it better???
01 Jan 10 by member: sussyabc
This has always been a favorite of mine. I love the taste of just the cauliflower, olive oil (or vegan butter) and a little tiny pinch of salt, but this is a great base for Cajun, Thai or Indian styles by adding crushed red pepper, ginger and lime, curry, etc. respectively.
03 Jan 10 by member: TheGoodEmu
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Nutrition summary:

There are 96 calories in 1 serving of Classic Mashed Cauliflower.
Calorie break-down: 61% fat, 29% carbs, 11% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 64
Calories 96
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 7.14g 11%
  Saturated Fat 1.046g 5%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.892g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 5.02g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 82mg 3%
Potassium 436mg  
Total Carbohydrate 7.62g 3%
  Dietary Fiber 3.6g 14%
  Sugars 3.45g  
Protein 2.84g  
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 445%
Calcium 13% Iron 14%
of RDI*
(96 calories)
5% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (28%)
Fat (61%)
Protein (11%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories