Smashed Cauliflower and Cheese

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Mashed cauliflower is a delicious, low-starch alternative to mashed potatoes.  This cruciferous vegetable is an excellent source of vitamin C, containing almost as much vitamin C as oranges! This side dish is SO GOOD and SO EASY to make with a Vitamix or Blendtec blender, the kids will request it and want to help make it! :)  We have even made this a dairy-free version using vegetable broth and vegan cheese. Mmmmmm, so good any way you smash it.

Smashed Cauliflower and Cheese Recipe by @BlenderBabes

Smashed Cauliflower and Cheese
Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 5
  • 1 large head of cauliflower, chopped into florets and steamed
  • 2 tablespoons milk, lowfat OR milk substitute
  • 1/4 cup sour cream (lowfat/light)
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese (reduced fat to lower calories)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives (optional, for garnish)
  1. Add ingredients to jar in order listed and secure lid.
  2. Blendtec: Press the SAUCES button
  3. Vitamix: Start on speed 1, turn the machine on and slowly increase to speed 7. Blend until desired consistency is reached, approx. 1 min

“Cabbage flower” – that’s the translation of the Latin terms caulis (cabbage) and floris (flower) from which cauliflower  was born. The oldest record of cauliflower comes from the sixth century BC, and it was noted by European writers in the sixteenth century.

Cauliflower is a very good source of vitamin C and manganese, which are both powerful antioxidants helping to reduce your risk for diseases caused by oxidative stress, such as cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Regular cauliflower consumption can also help decrease the risk of inflammation-mediated diseases such as arthritis, obesity, diabetes mellitus, inflammatory bowel disease and ulcerative colitis.

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  1. Jane Floyd says:

    Its impossible to watch the video without the prompts stopping play. Needs to be fixed.

  2. So sorry Jane! It's working for me using Safari, even when I scroll over the prompts it doesn't stop the player. Can you tell me what browser you are using? On another note, this is one of my GO TO side dishes. Soooo easy, and super yummy! Hope you like it! :)