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Mashed Cauliflower with Cheese and Chives

Bypass the potatoes in favor of this recipe for light and healthy Mashed Cauliflower with Cheese and Chives.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 18 mins
Servings 2 servings


  • 1 medium head cauliflower
  • 2 Tablespoons cream cheese (regular or low fat)
  • 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh chives, plus more for garnish


  • Trim the stem from the cauliflower and cut it into small florets.
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the cauliflower florets and simmer just until tender, about 8 minutes.
  • Drain the cauliflower florets and transfer them to a food processor. Add the cream cheese and Parmesan cheese to the food processor and pulse until creamy.
  • Transfer the mixture to a bowl, stir in the chives, then season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve topped with additional chopped chives.
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