A couple of years ago we hosted Thanksgiving and I wanted to try out a new recipe I had seen for mashed cauliflower but I also didn't want to disappoint the potato loving crowd. So, I made a HUGE amount of mashed potatoes and a SMALL serving of mashed cauliflower. Well, my crowd scarfed down the mashed cauliflower and barely touched the potatoes….they were just.that.AMAZING!
So, as you begin planning your Thanksgiving meal, I wanted to pass on this yummy recipe and just a little bit of advice….make WAY more of this than the potatoes if you want any chance of getting some for yourself!!!
1 head of Cauliflower
2 tbsp Olive Oil
2 to 3 cloves Garlic, minced
2 tbsp Parmesan Cheese
4 oz Goat cheese
Salt and Pepper to Taste
Any other Herbs or Spices you want
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
2. Toss the garlic and cauliflower in the olive oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and any other spices you choose (sometimes I add red pepper flakes when I am feeling spicy). Place in preheated oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until top is lightly browned and cauliflower is fork tender. Cool slightly.
3. In a food processor, put in Parmesan and goat cheese. Pour in the cauliflower garlic mix and process until smooth and creamy. Stir in fresh herbs if so desired.
4. Remove mix and place in a baking dish. Top with a little more goat cheese and bake for 5 minutes longer.