Mashed Cauliflower with Dill and Cheddar

March 22, 2013

This mashed cauliflower recipe is a tasty alternative to the traditional potato dish. Toss in dill (or your favorite fresh herb) and a nice sharp Cheddar cheese and you have a creamy delicious Easter side dish that's excellent alongside ham or lamb. Your family will love it!

Mashed Cauliflower with Dill and Cheddar
Serves 4

1 medium head cauliflower
1 tablespoon cream cheese, softened
1 cup sharp white cheddar, grated  
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon fresh dill, chopped  
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Garnish with sliced green onion, optional


Bring a stockpot of water to boil over high heat.

Clean and cut cauliflower into small pieces. Cook in boiling water for about 6 minutes, or until well done. Drain well, patting with paper towels if necessary; do not let cauliflower cool.

In a bowl with an immersion blender, or in a food processor, puree the hot cauliflower with the cream cheese, Cheddar and butter until almost smooth. Stir in dill and season to taste with salt and pepper. Garnish with diced green onion. Serve hot.

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