Roasted Garlic and Herb Mashed Cauliflower

Roasted Garlic and Herb Mashed Cauliflower

Roasted Garlic and Herb Mashed Cauliflower

Roasted Garlic and Herb Mashed Cauliflower is a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional mashed potatoes. It's creamy, flavorful, and perfect for any holiday gathering. This recipe is a great way to incorporate more vegetables into your holiday feast while still enjoying all the flavors of the season.

Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Servings
10 mins 40 mins 50 mins 4 servings


  • 1 large head of cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 4 cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh herbs (such as parsley, thyme, or rosemary)

Special Notes:

  • You can use any combination of herbs you prefer or have on hand.
  • Feel free to adjust the amount of garlic according to your taste preference.
  • If you want a dairy-free option, you can substitute the butter and milk with dairy-free alternatives like vegan butter and almond milk.

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Place the cauliflower florets and garlic cloves on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat evenly.
  3. Roast the cauliflower and garlic in the preheated oven for about 30-35 minutes, or until the cauliflower is tender and lightly browned.
  4. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes.
  5. Transfer the roasted cauliflower and garlic to a food processor or blender. Add melted butter, milk, salt, and black pepper.
  6. Blend until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides as needed. If the mixture is too thick, add a little more milk to achieve your desired consistency.
  7. Transfer the mashed cauliflower to a serving dish and sprinkle with chopped fresh herbs.
  8. Serve hot and enjoy!

Serving Suggestions:

  • Roasted Garlic and Herb Mashed Cauliflower is a perfect side dish for holiday meals such as Thanksgiving or Christmas.
  • It pairs well with roasted turkey, baked chicken, or grilled steak.
  • You can also serve it as a healthier alternative to mashed potatoes for everyday meals.

Try this Roasted Garlic and Herb Mashed Cauliflower recipe for a flavorful and nutritious twist on a classic holiday side dish. It's sure to impress your guests and leave them wanting more. Enjoy!

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