Who’s got a craving for starch? Missing the good ol’ meat and potatoes? No worries, we can help! Here’s a little something I learned while living the low carb lifestyle…almost anything can be transformed into your favorite foods from before.
Potatoes…most of you are thinking that consistency would be impossible to achieve with cauliflower, but this seems to be a wonder vegetable. As long as you treat it right, it can be transformed into so many different textures. The trick here is to hand blend the cauliflower, so that it is still chunky and keeps a texture resembling mashed potatoes. You don’t want to use a blender, otherwise you will have a soggy and lumpy mess on your hands. It’s a MASH after all, not a puree.
- 1 head of cauliflower
- 3 Tbsp. milk
- 1 Tbsp. butter
- 2 Tbsp. sour cream
- 1/4 tsp. garlic salt
- Pinch freshly ground black pepper
- Load that bad boy with chives
- Lather it with gooey cheese
- Add bacon bits…everything is better with bacon!
1. Grab a pan and put about 1 cup of water in it.
2. Set to medium heat and bring water to a simmer.
3. Separate the cauliflower into florets. Save the cores!
4. Chop the cauliflower cores into small pieces (dice it).
5. Add all the cauliflower to the pot, and cover.
6. Cook for 12-15 minutes, until cauliflower is very tender.
7. Drain all water and add milk, butter, sour cream, salt and pepper.
8. Grab your masher and go to town on these tasty, tender morsels.
9. Top with chives, cheese, or bacon.
These low carb mashed potatoes are a fantastic side item for pretty much any meat dish you have in mind. They’re not loaded with carbs, have a lot of nutrition, and are extremely tasty.
We portioned this out for 4 people, which made the macros: 91 Calories, 4g Fat, 5g Protein and 5g Net Carbs per person!
|Low Carb “Mashed Potatoes”||Calories||Fat(g)||Carbs(g)||Fiber(g)||Net Carbs(g)||Protein (g)|
|1 Head of Cauliflower||210||2||37||17||20||17|
|3 Tbsp. Milk||27||1||2||0||2||2|
|1 Tbsp. Butter||100||11||0||0||0||0|
|2 Tbsp. Sour Cream||30||3||0||0||0||2|