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So many people have been asking me for my mashed cauliflower recipe, and I realized– Oops, I never posted it!  Time to remedy this.

Monster Mashed Cauliflower

(version 1… scroll down for version 2!)

  • 1 head cauliflower (or one bag frozen cauliflower)
  • 1/2 veggie boullion cube
  • up to 1 tsp salt, and pepper to taste (I don’t use much pepper)
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • Dash of chopped parsley
  • 1 clove of minced garlic (I use one tsp of the jarred garlic)

Cook the cauliflower until it is fork-tender. Drain well. Place everything in the food processor or blender (crush boullion cube first), and blend on high until it’s the consistency of mashed potatoes.  If you want a creamier consistency, add a little water as needed.


Monster-Mashed Cauliflower 2

(version 2: a.k.a. the version for lazy-butts ;))


  • Boiled or steamed cauliflower (about 300 grams when raw)
  • 2 teaspoon melted vegan butter (such as Smart Balance Light)
  • Salt to taste (I use over ¼ tsp)
  • Mash all the ingredients together with a blender (for a more “whipped” result) or a hand blender or fork.

The mashed cauliflower also makes a terrific sauce—for veggies, for pasta, even for salad greens (yup, I’ve tried it).  For a thinner sauce, you can add a bit of water or non-dairy milk to the mixture.




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Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 

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  1. Romina says:

    Mmm. This sounds so good!! I’m so happy you posted it, when I last made mashed cauliflower I noticed you didn’t have a recipe for it. The bouillon and dijon will add so much flavor! Thank you!

  2. aTxVegn says:

    Have you asked Henry where your camera cord is? He looked a little mishchievous in the last picture you took of him.

    I love mashed cauliflower and I can’t wait to make it with the purple variety – beautiful!

  3. jenna says:

    Perhaps misplacing your camera cord is in the air!!!!! So funny I went through the same thing a couple days ago. Its so disheartening not having it around. I became so stir-crazy without it I went out and bought a new one. Hope you find yours soon!!!

  4. asmexyhousewife says:

    Oh! Dijon mustard with cauliflower? That sounds like something I can enjoy. 😀

    I hope you find your cord soon!

  5. russ says:

    You could always give us an artistic impression of your food using Paint!
    Purple is the best flavour, mmmm purple!

  6. bean_mix says:

    mMmmmm haven’t had a good mashed anything in a while. Your post provided good inspiration!
    Hope you find the camera cord soon
    Happy easter!!

  7. Bonnie says:

    Oh, purple cauliflower… one day I will try it. Thanks for the recipe! I’ve had mashed cauliflower before, but didn’t like it very much. These ingredients look tasty together, though, so I’ll have to give it a try 🙂

    Good luck finding your camera cord! I lose things like that all the time – very annoying. They always turn up after a while though. Looking forward to your pictures 🙂

  8. Melody Polakow says:

    The purple cauliflower pic is lovely… I really think cauliflower is one of the most underrated veggies… it is so versatile.

    I hope you find your cord soon!

  9. Liz² says:

    ooh, I never thought to use a food processor for cauliflower-mash (I always used a fork, silly me!).

    I hope you find your cord soon! 🙁

  10. Billy says:

    I hate it when I lost my camera cord!

    Thanks for the compliment on my wedding invitations.

  11. Jennifer says:

    I love this recipe, Brett loves this recipe! Thank you so much (and thank you again Lizzy for sending me the recipe). Your mashed cauliflower is delish!

    I hope you find your cord.

  12. Alisa says:

    Oh yum! I love cauliflower. I wish my husband did too. Maybe this recipe will work : )

  13. Simple and Divine says:

    THE PURPLE OF THAT CAULIFLOWER! It’s So stunning! Isn’t mother nature just incredible sometimes! I saw PURPLE ASPARAGUS yesterday at WF and I almost fell over they were SO pretty 🙂 I added you to my blogroll and am So happy you are enjoying my little baby blog 🙂

    Have a wonderful saturday!

  14. Sam says:

    I’m always losing things, which is why I’m amazed my little memory card for my camera hasn’t been lost before! Hope you find it soon, you always have such good looking foods!

  15. Cookiemouse says:

    Hope you find your camera cord and also have a lovely Easter.

  16. Bianca says:

    You know, I’ve been having camera issues too! My battery compartment broke, and I took my camera to my parents house so my dad could fix it. He said it’d take a while, so loaned me his to take back home (I live an hour away). And all last night, I tried and tried to download pix but it wouldn’t work from his. I finally found a way…but I was about to post a “my camera is having issues” post instead! Good luck finding the cord!

  17. stonielove says:

    mmm that sounds yummy! i recently realized that cauliflower is such a nice vegetable. it’s not too cheap, though!

  18. Astra Libris says:

    Oooh, this sounds delicious… I love love love cauliflower… Mmmm…

  19. almulou says:

    ¡Gracias por la receta!!!

    Nunca había visto coliflor morada.

    Gracias de nuevo.

  20. jenna says:

    yay!!!! I got Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World in my Easter basket!!! Now I can be a cupcake queen like you! Happy Easter! 🙂

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