Mashed Cauliflower with Caramelized Onions

I could eat these in place of mashed potatoes for the rest of my life, if the recipe was not so time consuming.  Not that it really took that long, just a lot longer that it would to make mashed potatoes.

I could eat these in place of mashed potatoes for the rest of my life, if the recipe was not so time consuming. Not that it really took that long, just a lot longer that it would to make mashed potatoes.

Mashed Cauliflower with Caramelized Onions

4 Servings

Mashed Cauliflower with Caramelized Onions

I could eat these in place of mashed potatoes for the rest of my life, if the recipe was not so time consuming. Not that it really took that long, just a lot longer that it would to make mashed potatoes.

Ingredients:

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 large white onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 4 tablespoons butter divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup colby jack cheese shredded
  • 1 green onion, minced green part only

Directions:

  1. In large dutch oven bring salted water to a boil.
  2. Cut cauliflower off of head and cut into florets.
  3. Blanch cauliflower for approximately 15 minutes or until fork tender, drain.
  4. In a skillet melt butter, add onions and simmer over medium high heat until caramelized.
  5. Add chopped garlic to onions and continue to simmer until garlic becomes fragrant, approximately 3 minutes.
  6. In a medium size bowl add cauliflower, onion/garlic mixture, salt, pepper and 2 tablespoons of butter.
  7. Using a mixer, beat on low speed until cauliflower is the consistency that you prefer.
  8. Top with shredded cheese and sliced green onions.
  9. Serve warm.
http://www.thehungryhoarder.com/2012/05/10/mashed-cauliflower-with-caramelized-onions/

Recipe adapted from Peas and Crayons

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