A delicious loaded cauliflower mash that rivals any good mashed potato recipe. Complete with tons of cheddar cheese, generous amounts of crispy bacon and lots of tangy green onions. You will certainly not miss those carb-filled potatoes, and may even impress some of your friends! Nightshade-free, low-carb, ketogenic, gluten-free, grain-free.
I was not the biggest fan of mashed potatoes growing up. Something about the lack of substance and taste was off-putting to me at the time. I think my mind was thinking something like “Food you don’t have to chew and can barely taste? What is the point?”
At some point, I did start to like them though, and found that they could be nice and flavorful when seasoned (and buttered) properly. I’ve never been much of a fan of bland foods, so adding lots of toppings is really how I developed a liking of potatoes.
Now that I’m following a lower-carb lifestyle and experimenting with no nightshades to relieve my joint issues, loaded potatoes are currently off the table. That’s where this incredible loaded cauliflower mash steps in. So similar to mashed potatoes that, really, it’s hard to tell the difference with flavorful toppings added.
And you betcha, I added ALL the toppings. Loads of cheddar, more bacon than I probably need, and loads of sliced green onions. SO good, you guys.
To make the cauliflower mash, you simply want to steam your cauliflower florets until they are overly soft. We want them to blend into a nice and smooth mash, so don’t be afraid to cook them a little extra. Add the cooked cauliflower to a blender or food processor and add in lots of butter, cream cheese and heavy cream.
Blend until it forms a nice and creamy mash that resembles mashed potatoes. Top with cheddar cheese and bacon and pop into the oven until the cheese is melted. Top with green onions and go to town! Mmmmmmm!
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