I like to consider myself a bit of a mashed potato connoisseur. I love trying out the starchy side dish at various restaurants and giving it my stamp of approval… or if it’s an unfortunate evening, a thumbs down.
Now, there’s a new side dish in town; one that is perhaps a little healthier! While this takes a little bit of prep time (not too much!) and a little bit of clean up (washing the food processor!) It’s worth it for the delicious finished product.
All it takes to make this cauliflower puree is one head of cauliflower, 2 tbsp. butter, and salt and pepper… so simple.
Step 1: Cut cauliflower into small pieces.
Is there a specific “technique” you’re supposed to use when cutting cauliflower? I just hack into it!
Step 2: Boil cauliflower for 15 minutes, drain.
Step 3: Combine cauliflower, butter, salt and pepper in a food processor and blend until smooth.
Now, don’t get me wrong – this puree doesn’t taste like mashed potatoes. It tastes like… cauliflower. BUT, the consistency is similar to my beloved mashed potatoes and it pairs well with almost anything!
Tonight, I served up a portion of the puree with steak and mushrooms. It was absolutely delicious. (More on tonight’s dinner in tomorrow’s What I Ate Wednesday post.)
Do you have a food processor? If not, what’s your favorite small kitchen appliance? I got this food processor at my bridal shower, and I love it!