Cheesy, Creamy Mashed Cauliflower – 10 Days of Healthier Thanksgiving Recipes
Health Benefits of Cauliflower
It is very low in calories. Cauliflower contains several anti-cancer phyto-chemicals like sulforaphane and plant sterols such as indole-3-carbinol, which appears to function as an anti-estrogen agent. Together, these compounds have proven benefits against prostate, breast, cervical, colon, ovarian cancers by virtue of their cancer-cell growth inhibition, cytotoxic effects on cancer cells.
Fresh cauliflower is an excellent source of vitamin C; 100 g provides about 80% of daily recommended value. Vitamin-C is a proven antioxidant helps fight against harmful free radicals, boosts immunity and prevents infections and cancers.
It also contains many vital B-complex groups of vitamins such as folates, pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), pyridoxine (vitamin B6) and thiamin (vitamin B1), niacin (B3) as well as vitamin K.
Cheesy, Creamy Mashed Cauliflower
1 head of cauliflower
2 Tablespoon of heavy cream
1 Tablespoon butter
2 ounces sharp cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
- Wash and trim cauliflower into medium sized chunks.
- Pour cauliflower, 2 tablespoons heavy cream and 1 tablespoon butter into a microwave safe bowl with a cover and microwave, six minutes on high.
- Mix the cream and butter to coat the cauliflower. Return to microwave and cook for 6 more minutes on high.
- Place hot mixture into a blender or food processor. Add cheese. Pulverize until consistency is smooth. Season with pepper and salt.
- Adjust cream and butter to your creaminess preference.
Adapted from http://www.ibreatheimhungry.com/2012/01/better-than-potatoes-cheesy-cauliflower.html
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