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Cheesy, Creamy Mashed Cauliflower

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.

10 Days of Healthier Thanksgiving Recipes - Creamy Cheesy Mashed Cauliflower

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Cheesy, Creamy Mashed Cauliflower

Servings: 4

Ingredients

1 head of cauliflower
2 Tablespoon of heavy cream
1 Tablespoon butter
2 ounces sharp cheese
Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Wash and trim cauliflower into medium sized chunks.
  2. Pour cauliflower, 2 tablespoons heavy cream and 1 tablespoon butter into a microwave safe bowl with a cover and microwave, six minutes on high.
  3. Mix the cream and butter to coat the cauliflower. Return to microwave and cook for 6 more minutes on high.
  4. Place hot mixture into a blender or food processor. Add cheese. Pulverize until consistency is smooth. Season with pepper and salt.
  5. Adjust cream and butter to your creaminess preference.

Adapted from http://www.ibreatheimhungry.com/2012/01/better-than-potatoes-cheesy-cauliflower.html

Photo credit: Flickr

10 Days of Healthier Thanksgiving Recipes - Cheesy Creamy Mashed Cauliflower

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