When Mr. Awesome made the decision to give up some of his favorite foods I knew I had to get creative with some alternatives to the potato dishes that we eat so frequently. I had tried to make some ‘fake taters’ before without success but this time we finally had a winner.
This version is close to what they have in the Trim Healthy Mama books but may not be entirely on the plan as I have added a few extra ingredients which takes them to a whole nother level! If your crew isn’t entirely sold on the idea of cauliflower taters then try using half potatoes and half cauliflower, to begin with. These are really good on top of Shepherd’s Pie in a Skillet as well! (You can sneak some extra veggies and/or spinach into that recipe as well!)
Super Yummy Caulitaters
- 4-6 c. cauliflower florets (can be fresh or frozen)
- 4 T. butter
- 2-3 T. sour cream, plain greek yogurt, or cottage cheese
- 1/3 c. parmesan cheese
- 1 t. nutritional yeast, optional
- salt and pepper to taste (we like to use mineral salt or Lawry’s garlic salt)
- bacon bits, optional
- chives, optional
Steam or boil the cauliflower until tender.
Drain well, pressing down a bit to get out as much water as possible.
Place into the food processor and add the remaining ingredients except for bacon bits and chives.
Blend until smooth and season to taste.
Garnish with bacon bits and/or chives, if desired.
Serve with any meal where you normally serve mashed potatoes.
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