There are a ton of mashed cauliflower recipes out there ..... and believe me, I have tried most of them!
THIS one is my favorite. What I really like about THIS recipe is that the cauliflower is steamed in, and then puréed with, CHICKEN BROTH. This adds a ton of flavor and eliminates the need to add cream or really any sort of dairy (substitute coconut oil for the butter) to smooth it out.
Mashed Cauliflower with Chicken Broth
(Inspired by a recipe from: Once Upon a Chef)
In a large pot, bring the chicken broth and salt to a boil. Add the cauliflower; bring back to a boil. Cover, reduce the heat to low and steam for 20 minutes, or until cauliflower is very tender. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the cauliflower to a food processor. Add 3 tablespoons of chicken broth from the pot, along with the butter (and/or coconut oil). Process until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and freshly ground pepper. Add thyme and parsley, and process until just combined.
Now you have a "base" for a healthy shrimp scampi, a substitute for mashed potatoes, or simply a way to get a extra vegetable into your day.
I make this once per week and enjoy it all week-long as a side.
ALL THE BEST,