Cheesy Mashed Cauliflower: recipe for low carb diet

This is a low carb version of mashed potato. I adapted the “Better than Potatoes” Cheesy Cauliflower Puree recipe from

1 head cauliflower (mine weighed 192 grams after cleaning and trimming)
3 Tbsp heavy cream (I used Anchor brand)
28 grams butter
1.5 oz cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Clean and trim cauliflower. Break into small pieces.
Microwave it with cream and butter for 3 minutes then toss ingredients to coat cauliflower with liquid.
Continue heating in microwave for another 3 minutes.
Add cheddar cheese then microwave for 1 minute.
Quickly transfer to blender. Blend until smooth and creamy.
Microwave for 1 minute, add salt and pepper to taste, then mix well.
Store in sealed container for up to 3 days in the fridge.

The mashed cauliflower’s aroma can take some getting used to. I think I won’t be able to eat it without the cream and cheese mixed in. xD I think the carb content is not that low, (I try to target 20 grams of carbs per day, tops) that’s why I don’t want to make it often.


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