This horseradish cauliflower mash side dish is a low carb and lighter alternative to mashed potatoes.
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Cauliflower is a commonly used vegetable for low-carbers, especially to replace potato. Horseradish is the perfect addition that really lifts this vegetable and makes a tasty side dish!
Of course you can use a whole head of cauliflower to make this dish – but I usually use microwave steam-in-the-bag florets. I find that if I boil cauliflower the florets can end up too watery. For four servings, use two 10oz bags, and cook them until the cauliflower is soft, around 7 minutes.
Once cooked, add cream cheese, prepared horseradish and seasoning, and mash everything together. I taste-test several times to get just the right amount of horseradish heat!
Then transfer the mash to a serving bowl and sprinkle some finely chopped herbs like parsley or chives over the top.
My non low-carbing husband actually prefers this dish to mashed potatoes as it is just as filling but doesn’t leave him feeling too full. So this is a great side dish for mixed company! It makes a wonderful accompaniment to meat dishes like Baked Balsamic Chicken Thighs or Red Wine Marinated Beef Skewers.Horseradish Cauliflower Mash #lowcarb #lowcarbsides Click To Tweet
Oh – and did you know that you can also make slow cooker cauliflower mash? Check out this recipe from our friends over at Wicked Spatula!
Horseradish Cauliflower Mash
Cauliflower mash is a great side dish for low carbers - and this one comes with a kick!
- 20 oz cauliflower florets
- ¼ cup cream cheese
- 2-3 tbs prepared horseradish
- 1 tbs chopped fresh herbs eg chives or parsley
- Cook the cauliflower until soft.
- Place the cooked cauliflower into a bowl, add the cream cheese and horseradish, and mash together.
- Add seasoning if required; add more horseradish to taste.
Spoon the cauliflower mash into a bowl and sprinkle with chopped herbs.
5g net carbs per serving (quarter of whole recipe).
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