I got five FREE heads of cauliflower on Sunday. You may wonder what I will do with FIVE heads of cauliflower. Yup...I am going to use it all....keep reading to see how I plan to preserve these FREE veggies.
I cut it up and steamed it in about 3 cups water in this big stock pot. I wanted to steam it rather than boil it to keep the nutrients. You do have to like the taste of cauliflower, which I do!!! You do have to tolerate the smell while it cooks, which I don’t mind but the family kept saying what is that smell??? 1 cup comes out to 1 point, 2 cups is 3 points if you are following weight watchers, which I am!!!! Nutrition per cup is 75 calories/2 fat/4 fiber.
After its tender, about 45 minutes steaming in the stock pot drain the water and mash it using a hand mixer. I will use this mashed cauliflower as faux mashed potatoes, also it makes good cheesy cauliflower soup. I have also make augrain cauliflower with sour cream and cheese. I have topped it on shepard's pie in place of mashed potatoes.
Mashed cauliflower also freezes very well and keeps good for several months.