The first thing you will want to do is to steam or simmer your cauliflower. I simmered mine at a medium high heat until it was very tender. While it was cooking, I minced a large clove of garlic and sauteed it in 3 TBL of butter. I then measured and set aside 1/4 cups of parmesan (I just used the powdered kind in the plastic bottle 'cause that is all I had on hand.) I also scooped up a rounded tablespoon of whipped cream cheese. After the cauliflower was done steaming, I combined the parmesan, cream cheese, the cauliflower florets, 1/4 tsp of salt and the sauteed garlic and butter in my food processor and pulsed until the mixture was smooth and creamy.
Wow! I must say it again, this was really good! My whole family, with the exception of my picky son who unfortunately found out it was cauliflower, loved it! I was actually surprised how much it tasted like garlic mashed potatoes. I am certain I could make this from now on in place of mashed potatoes and not miss them. I topped mine off with a bit of green onion for color.
Below is an ingredient list for your shopping trip...
1 head of Cauliflower
1/4 cup parmesan
1 rounded TBL whipped cream cheese ( I am sure regular would work fine)
1/4 tsp salt
3 TBL butter
1 large or 2 small cloves of garlic (minced)
I hope you give this great recipe a try. I think you and your family will really love it!