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Cauliflower mash with broccoli and grilled chicken

Cauliflower Mash with Cheese

A very tasty low carb alternative to mashed potatoes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Low carb
Keyword cauliflower, low carb
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 1 portion
Calories 150 kcal


  • 50 g cheddar
  • 1/2 head of cauliflower
  • 25 g butter
  • 1 - 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tbsp cream
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Clean the cauliflower head and trim off the green stalks.
  2. Cut it in half and put one half away.
  3. Chop up the half cauliflower you're going to cook and put it into a microwave friendly dish without a lid. Add the butter and cream to the dish.
  4. Peel and dice the garlic. Add the garlic to the cauliflower.
  5. Microwave on high for about 4 minutes without covering the bowl or dish.
  6. Mix the butter and cream mixture so that it's coating the cauliflower.
  7. Microwave for another 3 - 4 minutes
  8. In a blender combine the cooked cauliflower with the cheese. It should give a fairly thick but pleasant mash.

Recipe Notes

Cooking times will vary depending on your Microwave. Mine is a 1000 Watt model so if yours is less powerful you might need to cook for longer.
Cauliflower shouldn't be overcooked, so if it's still a little crunchy when you're done that's okay.