I never thought this day would come, but my non-cauliflower liking husband now eats cauliflower mash. After trying so many different combinations and flavour add ins, this is the best cauliflower mash I’ve been able to come up with!
I think the key is in the simplicity – the butter and cream cover up the cauliflower taste just enough that it could almost pass for the original thing.
I use a thermomix to blend up my cauliflower, but you can use any food processor, blender or bar mixer. Be warned though – careful blending hot things!
You want the cauliflower to be as tender as possible, which for me usually takes 5 – 6 minutes in my microwave. I pair this mash with so many dishes, but it goes especially well with slow cooked stews and the link. Here my favourite recipes I pair this mash with regularly;
The Best Cauliflower Mash
Simple to prepare and with a beautiful smooth texture, this cauliflower mash can almost pass as the real thing!
- 1/2 head cauliflower
- 2 tablespoons butter salted
- 2 tablespoons cream
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
Cut the cauliflower into small florets and steam. I usually use a microwave safe container with a splash of water, and steam until completely soft and falling apart. In my microwave, this is usually about 6 - 7 minutes.
Once falling apart, blend the cauliflower with cubed butter, cream, salt and pepper. Depending on the strength of your blender.food processor this could take 30 seconds - 2 minutes.
Scrape down the sides as required and continue blending until you are left with a smooth mash.
Note if it doesn't blend smoothly, the cauliflower should have been cooked longer. When in doubt, cook it more not less!