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Old 02-08-2011, 12:45 PM   #1
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Please Share Your Pureed Cauliflower Recipes

I love pureed cauliflower but was wondering what everyone puts in theirs? I generally just steam raw cauliflower in the microwave, add to the food processor with salt, pepper and cream cheese and puree till very smooth. Sometimes I add in roasted garlic if I have it.

Wondering what other add-ins you all like to add to your pureed cauliflower?
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Old 02-08-2011, 01:33 PM   #2
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I also use same recipe but also add butter. I put the garlic in the microwave with the cauli.
If serving for holiday, sprinkle with cheddar cheese and throw in oven to melt.
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Old 02-08-2011, 01:52 PM   #3
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love chives, cooked bacon, sour cream...
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I also nuke/pour off any excess water/puree but I use Brie and butter in mine, plus garlic salt and pepper. LOVE IT!
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I love the idea of Brie, wow that would be so rich and creamy!
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I roast or grill the cauliflower first to give it more flavor, then proceed as usual.
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I steam my cauliflower with the white part and about 1/2 inch of the green part of a sliced leek. Then add butter and cream when I puree it. The leek gives it a "garlic mashed potatoes" taste.
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I thought that this tasted pretty good:



MASHED CAULIFLOWER WITH CARAMELIZED ONIONS
1 extra-large onion, slivered or chopped, about 8 ounces after peeling
2 tablespoons butter
1 medium fresh cauliflower, chopped, about 1 pound
Salt, to taste
1 tablespoon heavy cream

In a medium skillet, sauté the onions in the butter over medium-low heat until caramelized. Season with a salt, to taste.

Meanwhile, put the cauliflower in a covered casserole dish along with 1 tablespoon water. Cover and microwave on HIGH power 5 minutes. Stir, then microwave another 5 minutes or until very tender. Let stand covered 5 minutes then drain any excess water. Put the cauliflower in a food processor with the chopping blade inserted. Add the cream and a little salt and process until very smooth. Transfer to a serving bowl and stir in the caramelized onions. Adjust the seasoning with salt, if needed.

Makes about 4-5 servings

Per 1/4 Recipe: 111 Calories; 7g Fat; 3g Protein; 10g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 7g Net Carbs
Per 1/5 Recipe: 89 Calories; 6g Fat; 2g Protein; 8g Carbohydrate; 2.5g Dietary Fiber; 5.5g Net Carbs
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All the ideas sound so good...I may have to try one of these tonight !!
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Oh my everyone's version sounds soooo good! Over the weekend after mashing my cauliflower, it was a little runny so I added some glucomanan and it thickened right up. It didn't change the flavor and it wasn't gummy at all. It had the consistency of real mashed potatoes.
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I made mashed cauliflower and turnips tonight and it was good. Added heavy cream, butter and salt and pepper. Was a bit thin but good.
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I like to add a little cream cheese to give it a closer texture to real mashed potatoes, himalayan sea salt, pepper, nutritional yeast, butter or olive oil, a little water or raw milk. Hope this helps!
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The cream cheese and brie additions sound great. Will have to try those.

I steam the cauliflower, then mash it with a potato masher. Then add a whole stick of softened butter, and then slowly drizzle heavy cream. I add - and only ever use in cooking - kosher salt.

One trick I've found with the mashed cauliflower recipes, is that the taste and consistency is far better if left covered and refrigerated for a day. Yep. The leftovers are yummier. : )
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I steam it until it is soft as mashed potatoes (and is now devoid of cauliflower flavor!) and let it drip for 20 minutes.

Then I puree it with feta cheese and add pepper. There is nothing better.

This is my same method for making cauliflower pizza. For this, I steam frozen cauliflower for one full hour, let it drip for 20 minutes.

Then add 2 eggs, 1 cup mozzarella, mix. Press into a greased pizza pan, bake at 350 for 30 minutes until golden brown. Add sauce, toppings, broil 5 minutes until cheese is bubbly.

I must admit, I have had to give up the cauliflower pizza, this is now a treat. It is too good!
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Loving all the delicious ideas!!!
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I cook cauliflower separated into flowerets in a small amount of water till tender, then puree it in the blender and add to soups for a thicker texture. One recipe is to add the cauli puree to a box of chicken broth , add chopped celery, a leek, some uncooked tiny turkey meatballs and your favorite curry powder. When almost done add some fresh baby spinach, cook till limp. I also like cauli puree with garlic and herb flavored goat cheese mixed in. Feta, caramelized onions, yum! Great ideas.
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Hi, I am new to this board. My name is Cindy and I love the recipes y'all have posted. I use cauliflower to make fake tater salad and it is yumo-licious. Mt Olive pickle company has a sweet pickle relish made with splenda.
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Old 02-10-2011, 02:25 PM   #18
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Last night I took my original recipe and topped it with some sauteed sliced mushrooms, fresh pressed garlic, onion powder, S&P.
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Hi, I am new to this board. My name is Cindy and I love the recipes y'all have posted. I use cauliflower to make fake tater salad and it is yumo-licious. Mt Olive pickle company has a sweet pickle relish made with splenda.
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