Simple mashed faux-tatoes are a terrific alternative to mashed potatoes and most people cannot even tell the difference when they are served up just right. By using cauliflower, a non-starch, you will be packing in more nutrients while maintaining a more steady blood sugar level. Give them a try and see what you think. Your kids won’t even notice a difference!

Mashed Cauliflower Faux-Tatoes

You will need:

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • Butter to taste (about 1-2 tablespoons)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

What to do:

  1. Start by washing the head of cauliflower and trimming the florets off of the stem
  2. Steam: Place a steamer basket in a pot with boiling water beneath it and place the cauliflower in the basket.
  3. Cook the cauliflower until it is tender when you poke it with a fork
  4. Use a hand blender or food processor to puree the steamed cauliflower and mix in the butter, salt, and pepper

OR

  1. Boil: Place the cauliflower in a few inches of broth or water (broth will give more flavor)
  2. Bring the liquid to a rolling boil and cover the pot
  3. Cook until the cauliflower until it is tender when you poke it
  4. Drain off some off most of the liquid
  5. Use a hand blender or food processor to puree the steamed cauliflower and mix in the butter, salt, and pepper

These make a great side for most meals, including the Grain-Free Tex Mex Meatballs.