Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Faux Mashed Potatoes

A number of years ago when the Atkins Diet first became popular, a couple of the restaurants where I ate lunch served these Faux Mashed Potatoes. I'd actually forgotten all about them until a few weeks ago when I was searching for recipes for the cauliflower I'd received in my CSA basket. These are so delicious and if you use your imagination, you may just think you're eating mashed potatoes!

Faux Mashed Potatoes

1/2 head of cauliflower, trimmed and cut into florets
2 tablespoons Cream Cheese
2 tablespoon Butter
Salt & Pepper

Steam the cauliflower for 15 minutes or until tender. Drain and shake to dry. Using a hand mixer, blend the cream cheese and butter. Add the cauliflower and blend until smooth. Salt and Pepper to taste. Sprinkle with freshly snipped chives.

I am linking this to Tuesday's at the Table, Tasty Tuesday's, Made From Scratch Tuesday's,


  1. I should anonymously admit I like faux potatoes more than real ones. They look and taste delicious, and are low-carb. Thanks for posting a dish that works with my lifestyle. Hugs from Idaho!

  2. Love this idea; must melt in your mouth without the extra calories.

  3. They look delicious. I need to go to the store and pick up a cauliflower, we love the faux potatoes!


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