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Loaded Cauliflower Mash

With all the comfort of a fluffy mash with less than one-third of the carb content, this healthful alternative uses nutritionally dense cauliflower.

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Per cooked cup, this member of the cruciferous family contains approximately 66% of the daily recommended intake of vitamin C, a vitamin that supports immune system functions such as promoting the skin’s oxidant-scavenging activity and reducing the risk of tissue damage.This dish has 5 g net carbs.

Servings
6

Ingredients

  • 3 slices bacon (no added nitrates or nitrites)
  • 1 large head cauliflower, cored and broken into florets
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp organic unsalted butter
  • sea salt, to taste
  • 2/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh chives

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Place bacon slices on a baking sheet lined with foil. Bake for 15 minutes, until crisp. Transfer bacon to a paper-towel-lined plate. Reserve bacon fat and set aside.
  2. Turn the oven to broil on high.
  3. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add cauliflower and cook for 12 to 15 minutes, until fork-tender. Drain, let sit for a few minutes, then pat dry to get most of the liquid out.
  4. Transfer cauliflower to a food processor along with cream and butter. Pulse mixture until medium-smooth, the consistency of mashed potatoes. Season with salt.
  5. Transfer cauliflower mixture to a small casserole dish, an 8-inch skillet or ramekins. Sprinkle cheese on top and drizzle with reserved bacon fat. Broil for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Crumble bacon on top and garnish with chives.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1/6 of recipe
  • Calories 178
  • Carbohydrate Content 8 g
  • Cholesterol Content 32 mg
  • Fat Content 14 g
  • Fiber Content 3 g
  • Protein Content 7.5 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 7 g
  • Sodium Content 258 mg
  • Sugar Content 3 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 5 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 1 g