Parmesan Romano Cauliflower Mash

Parmesan Romano Cauliflower Mash

So, I grew up eating cauliflower in a different way than this healthy alternative. My mom would batter the florets in flour and fry them up. Well, it wasn’t *just* flour. If you’ve never had it that way, hang tight, I’ll add the recipe soon. This Parmesan Romano Cauliflower Mash takes less than 30 minutes from start to end and will have you patting yourself on the back because it’s the “right type of low carb” friendly dish – 1 cup is about 5 grams of carbs. Not bad, my friend. At that rate, you could have a second or third serving.

One of the key things to keep in mind is to use freshly grated Parmesan Romano cheese. I buy a huge bag of it at Costco. It freezes well, so if you’re not one to use a ton of cheese at one given time, throw that 80 pound back of goodness into the hibernation. If you don’t have room in your freezer, split it with a friend or neighbor. Great cheese goes a long way in dressing up any dish. Don’t settle for sawdust.

We also use this to top our Sheppard’s Pie recipe. Yes, we’ll be sharing that favorite as well. I just need to carve out some time to organize myself a little better. I was the kinda kid who had a backpack with the most beautiful (sparsely populated) trapper keeper. Do people even use those today?

If you did, comment below with what yours looked like. I decked mine out with unicorn and pegasus folders. You might be wondering what grade I was in at that time – I’ll let you figure it out. Hint, it was(n’t) in elementary school. Mahahahaaa!

Ok, seriously…on to the recipe already.

Parmesan Romano Cauliflower Mash

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Parmesan Romano Cauliflower Mash
This is a 30 minute, 5 ingredient recipe is one we use often. I use it as a potato substitute or a way to get a lower carb veggie into my diet. Because we're using a blend of Parmesan Romano cheese, there's no need for added salt. 1 cup is about 5 grams of carbs.
Parmesan Romano Cauliflower Mash
Course Main Dish, Sides
Cuisine American
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 26 minutes
Servings
humans
Ingredients
Course Main Dish, Sides
Cuisine American
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 26 minutes
Servings
humans
Ingredients
Parmesan Romano Cauliflower Mash
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Grab a stockpot with a steaming basket and a lid, add 1 cup of water and place it on stove top. Turn up the heat and get that bad boy boiling.
  3. Rinse and pat dry cauliflower.
  4. With a sharp knife, cut cauliflower florets off and throw away the remaining hunk of veggie. Have a use for that part? Share your knowledge in the comments below.
  5. Place those florets in steaming basket as soon as the water comes to a boil. Be sure to cover it, otherwise, you're not steaming. Steam for 6 to 8 minutes.
  6. Use a hand blender or something that will evenly chop up the florets. Add 1/2 of the florets with 3 Tbs. of Half & Half. Blend well and move to bowl.
  7. Blend the last half of the florets and add to bowl.
  8. Mix in garlic, paprika and 1/2 c. of Parmesan Romano cheese.
  9. Evenly spread mixture into 10" iron skillet and top with 1/2 c. Parmesan Romano cheese.
  10. Bake for 20 minutes and serve to those you love only after you let it cool for 10 minutes. If you're among undesirable company, serve immediately. Just kidding - wanted to make sure you read through all the instructions.
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