Smashed Cauliflower Side Dish

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Wonderfully creative substitute for potatoes or rice. Surprise your family with this excellent side dish!


  • 2 (16 ounce) packages frozen cauliflower
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (Optional)


Place cauliflower in a pot with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook 10 minutes, or until tender. Drain and return cauliflower to pot.

Stir butter, black pepper, salt, and garlic into cooked cauliflower.

Mash cauliflower mixture with a potato masher or whisk until a smooth consistency similar to mashed potatoes.

Prep time: 10 mins / Cooking time: 10 mins / Total time: 20 mins

Serving: 4 / Yield: 4 servings

Calories: 157.7

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