I’m a big fan of mashed cauliflower. I’m generally obsessed with roasted cauliflower anyway [you get that delicious caramelized golden crust on those puppies, and yes, puhleazzeeee], and mash it up with some cheese, butter, herbs, and a teensy bit more CHEESE? Dee-lish. We served this over top of my absolute fave: steaks slathered in a rosemary cream sauce. *melts into putty* So good.
So the sous chef’s brother is in town this weekend, and he hadn’t ever tried mashed cauliflower before — and expressed slight skepticism. Understandable. But the sous chef came out of NOWHERE, and immediately reassured him that it’s just as delicious as mashed potatoes [who knew, babe — YOU’D be the first one to defend, and SUPPORT! mashed cauliflower. Baby steps. xoxoxo].
But I mean honestly, you’re not gonna go wrong if you put cheese and butter in anything [Except maybe ice cream. Don’t put cheese in ice cream]. BUT, I don’t want to steer you wrong and have you think this cauliflower is just anything. It’s definitely something. As in, something you should have for dinner TONIGHT! Or thanksgiving!
I don’t know about you, but I don’t mess around at Thanksgiving. You know, I go full
ham turkey that day — and by that I mean #givemeallthecarbs, and then douse them in gravy. Then have seconds, and naturally thirds. But, I hear there are people in this world who still try to eat healthy on this glorious day [I’ve never met any — and if I did, I’m not sure we could be friends… #justsayin] and this would be a great healthier option for a Thanksgiving day table.
Also, what makes this baby easy peasy? Throw the cauliflower into your handy-dandy food processor + cheese, butter, yada, yada — and voila! Donezo. Quick, easy, healthy-ish. Big ish. But c’mon! It’s a gosh darn vegetable for Pete’s sake [and for what it’s worth, Pete loves butter. And cheese. I might be Pete.].