Cauliflower Mash: Cooking Through Cravings

Cauliflower Mash

Our next trip through Cravings is this Cauliflower Mash with Roasted Garlic and Ricotta. Some of the links in our Cravings posts are affiliate links. If you’re interested in making this dish or any of our others, you need to buy Chrissy Teigen’s cookbook!

Whenever I see a recipe for vegan or vegetarian burgers and meatballs, my eyes roll so hard it hurts. It wasn’t until Fatima made the black bean burger that I started to have a little more faith in these kinds of alternatives. While this cauliflower mash is not vegan-friendly, it is a pretty delicious alternative to mashed potatoes.

Cauliflower Mash

I wouldn’t say this was the easiest side dish to whip up, however, it’s so worth it. Earlier this year, I picked out a small food processor as a fifth anniversary gift. Since then it’s proven to be so useful! If you have a food processor, this will make life easier. Since this uses homemade roasted garlic and roasted garlic oil, make sure you prepare this ahead of time. The roasted garlic oil needs to sit for a few hours (up to 24 hours), so you should factor this into your preparation. Roasted garlic oil is something I will always have on hand from now on. Thanks Chrissy!

Cauliflower Mash

This cauliflower mash is a creamy, garlic mash-terpiece.

Growing up, my mom would make cauliflower every once in while, prepared just like broccoli. But, that’s the extent of my cauliflower eating. I was never really drawn towards this vegetable. When we were looking for something to make, we wanted it to be something you could make for a Friendsgiving or your entire family at Thanksgiving. If you’re planning out your menus, you should consider this! It made a delicious pairing with our pot roast and brussel sprouts.

Cauliflower Mash

I was very skeptical going into this, but we love garlic. Ninety-nine percent of the time, you can’t go wrong when this much garlic is involved. Unless you hate garlic. Whenever we can use garlic in our meal we will. You can never trust a recipe that only calls for one clove of garlic. Two or three cloves is our recommended starting point for any recipe. This cauliflower mash is a creamy, garlic mash-terpiece. At least you know we are not vampires!

Cauliflower Mash

Will we make this again? Definitely. However, it might be for a Friendsgiving. With one head, this makes a lot of cauliflower mash. We ate this all week.

How else do you prepare cauliflower? Let us know in the comments below!

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