Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes with Garlic and Chives

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes with Garlic and Chives

Are you looking for a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional mashed potatoes? Look no further! This recipe for Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes with Garlic and Chives is not only gluten-free but also packed with flavor. Whether you have dietary restrictions or simply want to switch up your side dish game, this recipe is sure to impress.

Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Servings
10 mins 20 mins 30 mins 4 servings


  • 1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets (about 4 cups) (340g)
  • 2 medium-sized russet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks (about 2 cups) (340g)
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh chives, chopped

Special Note: If you prefer a dairy-free option, you can substitute the butter and milk with olive oil and vegetable broth, respectively.

Cooking Instructions

  1. In a large pot, bring water to a boil and add a pinch of salt.
  2. Add the cauliflower florets and potato chunks to the boiling water. Cook for about 10-15 minutes or until fork-tender.
  3. Drain the cauliflower and potatoes and return them to the pot.
  4. In a small skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté for about 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  5. Pour the garlic butter mixture over the cauliflower and potatoes.
  6. Using a potato masher or an immersion blender, mash the cauliflower and potatoes until smooth and creamy.
  7. Gradually add milk while mashing until you reach the desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Stir in the chopped chives.
  9. Serve the cauliflower mashed potatoes hot as a side dish with your favorite main course.

Serving Suggestions

  • This cauliflower mashed potatoes recipe is perfect for those following a gluten-free diet.
  • It pairs well with roasted chicken, grilled steak, or even a vegetarian lentil stew.
  • Serve it at family gatherings, holiday dinners, or potluck parties for a healthy and flavorful alternative to traditional mashed potatoes.

Enjoy the creamy and flavorful goodness of Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes with Garlic and Chives. This dish will satisfy your cravings for comfort food while keeping it gluten-free.

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