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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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TO CNJ4755 so happy is correct. You still must count the points but you are supposed to include these foods every day. With WW you count everything you put into your mouth! But WW works. Love mashed cauliflower. Another way to do it is to roast it w/ a little bit of EVOO...
15 Jan 10 by member: skivino
This was delicious!
17 Jan 10 by member: Sophie2010
Texture was terrible but that could just be because I'm overly sensitive. I really, REALLY tried to get this as smooth as possible but in the end, if I want mashed potatoes, I'll eat them (calories, fat, carbs & all).
21 Jan 10 by member: jenju
I love mashed cauliflower but i add some hellmanns mayo to mine i know it's high in fat but you can use light mayo and i know it may sound weird to but that's my mom's secret ingredient in her mashed potatoes it makes them creamier and more flavorful!!
28 Jan 10 by member: kokokiss
Sis not care foe the overall flavor and the texture was way to mushy/baby food like for my taste. Did not remind me of mashed potatoes at all.
29 Jan 10 by member: daninolson
This was DELISH, my persnickety son could not tell te difference. This is a keeper.
18 Apr 10 by member: ECO2010
15 May 10 by member: Susie-Q
I didn't like the texture at all. Also there wasn't much favor to it. I added a little parmesan cheese. I added salt. Nothing seemed to work. It's definitely not a good substitute for mashed potatoes.
21 May 10 by member: waiderox
I tried this and wasn't too careful on the ratios. The consistency I got felt more like polenta (I'm not complaining). I agree that this is a blank slate. I added a bit o' butter to richen it up a bit and it was fabulous. I used the leftovers to make a kind of pan seared cake that was fabulous. I'd say get creative... it could be anything you want. Roasting the florets instead of boiling should save some of the nutritional value and add some nut i ness. enjoy!
31 May 10 by member: candiceslc
I think this is a very good option for Phase 1 as well as the other phases
04 Jun 10 by member: 55Barb
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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