Twist To Mashed Potatoes!

Okay, guys. Having my apartment to myself is somewhat both dangerous and entertaining {in the kitchen, that is}.

love carbs, but sometimes carbs do not seem to love me. I was looking for a low-carb option as a side dish to go alongside my shrimp for lunch when I ran across this fun recipe for mashed potatoes. But, these mashed potatoes have a twist . . . they’re not even potatoes! It’s mashed cauliflower!

After trying out this almost effortless side dish, I will genuinely say that my tummy was thanking me. I enjoyed this delicious side dish just as much {if not more} than those buttered garlic mashed potatoes that always seem to set your taste buds on fire.


What you will need:

1 medium head of cauliflower (preferably chopped, but I ended up chopping my own)
2 tablespoons of butter (or use a smart swap instead)
1/2 cup of water
4 teaspoons of minced garlic
1/2 tsp of salt
1/2 tsp of pepper
1/2 tsp of onion powder

To begin, wash and dry the cauliflower. Break off the cauliflower into individual pieces. If you bought a regular head of cauliflower, then you will have to chop the pieces up yourself. Use a cutting board to chop them up and place them into a microwave-safe bowl.


Once all of the cauliflower is chopped, add half of a cup of water to your bowl. Microwave on high for 8-10 minutes, or until tender.

Once it is microwaved, place the contents of the bowl into a food processor or a blender that allows you to chop food. Throw in the rest of your ingredients (salt, pepper, garlic, and onion powder), and blend! I used the “liquify, chop” option on my Black & Decker and it worked perfectly.


Anddddddd, done! Your garlic “mashed potatoes” are complete. Add a bit more onion powder and salt and pepper to enhance the taste, and you are well on your way to a happy tummy!


They were a healthy and scrumptious side dish for my shrimp, and it was definitely filling. Not to mention, the amount of effort that went into this meal was minimum. Easy peasy!

Bon Appétit! 




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