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Mashed Cauliflower

posted by Julie Evink on April 5, 2013

Mashed Cauliflower ~ Easy & Healthy side dish via

Ok, I have a confession to make. WAY back in January KitchenAid sent me a 13-Cup Food Processor to review. It’s taken me this long to actually follow through. Terrible. A few things, like renovating a house may have came up in the meantime. Now, after using it, I wonder why on earth I didn’t rip that thing out of the box at the first moment possible!

My mom may have told me that I didn’t need a food processor. I listened, like any good daughter would, then had envy over them every time I saw one. Now after using this beauty I know I had great reason for that envy.


First of all this thing is beautiful. I have it in the brushed chrome. I love it. And it’s going to compliment my appliances so well in the new house. It’s all about looks peeps. Well that and functionality and this things delivers.

It comes with so many blades, a mini work bowl, storage case. It slices, shreds, chops, kneads and puree’s. What more do you need? Not much if anything else I’m telling you.

I first tried it out on Mashed Cauliflower. I was attempting to get the hubs to like cauliflower. I might not have been successful at that mission, but I on the other hand loved it and so did Miss K. Guess he’ll just have to find something else to eat! It was super easy to make and the KitchenAid Food Processor had it pureed up for me in seconds flat. Plus this thing is so quiet!


I also tested the slicing on the food processor last night while making Scalloped Potatoes with Ham & Cheese. Wow. I had sliced potatoes in no time at all and they were so pretty and evenly sliced. I loved the fact that you could set your thickness on the slices.

I can’t wait to see what else I can come up with to make with this little gem! I’m thinking zucchini season just got a whole lot more enjoyable since I will be able to shred it in no time flat.

So if you’ve been having some food processor envy I highly recommend you go out and get one for yourself. This is the one time I will discourage you listening to your mother if she told you that you didn’t need one!

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Mashed Cauliflower

Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 12 minutes Serves 4     adjust servings
Mashed Cauliflower ~ Easy & Healthy side dish via


  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 (15.5 oz) cans chicken broth


  1. Put cauliflower and chicken broth into a large saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer for approximately 12 minutes or until cauliflower is tender.
  2. Drain cauliflower, reserve a few tablespoons of liquid.
  3. Transfer cauliflower to food processor and process until it is smooth. If it is to thick add some of reserved liquid mixture.
  4. Serve warm.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 46kcal Calories from fat 8
% Daily Value
Total Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Sodium 922mg38%
Carbohydrate 8g3%
Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Sugars 3g
Protein 3g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

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  • Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama

    My kids are funny they won’t eat cauliflower when I make it on it’s own… but when I mash it like potatoes they gobble it up! Also loving your new food processor. I need a new one soon~!

    • Julie Evink

      That is to funny! I tried to get it by the hubby this way but it didn’t work. Maybe if I smothered it in cheese 🙂

  • Liz Fourez

    I’ll have to try this! Thanks so much for partying with us at Time to Sparkle Tuesday : )

    xoxo Liz

  • Simplee Sue

    I love soft mushy cauliflower. Thank you for sharing this recipe. Didn’t think of using chicken broth.

    Consider yourself hugged,

  • Lori @ A Bright and Beautiful Life

    OK. I’ve heard about this but never tried it. Now I’m going to. I make a cauliflower crust pizza that is delicious so I’m sure this is, too. Thanks for sharing.

    • Julie Evink

      Try it! It’s super flavorful from the garlic and chicken broth too.

  • Mary.

    If want to make this recipe totally “Vegan” you can Substitute vegetable broth, or stock, for the chicken broth. Also, can you use frozen Cauliflower, in place of fresh Cauliflower?

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