Mashed Roasted Cauliflower

Are you a cauliflower lover or hater? I love cauliflower dipped in Ranch Dressing, or steamed with a hint of salt and pepper. This recipe for Mashed Roasted Cauliflower, may win over all of you haters. Of course, you won’t know unless you try it. I know with some people it isn’t the flavor of cauliflower that they don’t like, but the texture. In today’s recipe the cauliflower is processed in a blender/food processor, so it changes the texture. 

Roasted Cauliflower

Mashed Roasted Cauliflower

1 medium size Cauliflower head
1 clove of Garlic, minced (or substitute jarred minced garlic)
Salt and Pepper to taste
2-3 tablespoons Olive Oil
warm Water or Milk to blend

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

2. Break your cauliflower head into small chunks and rinse with cool water. Pat dry on paper towel.

3. In a large freezer bag combine the garlic and olive oil. Add the cauliflower pieces into the bag and shake to coat evenly and pour out onto a cookie sheet (I always line mine with foil for easy clean up). Sprinkle with salt and pepper and bake for 25-30 minutes until cauliflower is a nice golden brown color. You should be able to poke it with a fork easily.

4. After removing the cauliflower from the oven and letting it cool a few minutes place it in a blender or food processor. Slowly add the warm water (or milk) to the mixture while you are blending. It is up to you on how much liquid you would like to add. I added about ½ cup to mine.

Makes approximately 4 servings. Store in an airtight container in the fridge up to 1 week.

Mashed Cauliflower

Couple of things to note: I am a huge garlic lover, so I actually added 1 to 2 heaping tablespoons of minced garlic from a jar. I also never measure salt and pepper. I just shake the jar over the food until I think it is the right amount. This amount will be different for everyone. Start with a little, and then let people add more if they need to once the food is on their plate. Do you have a favorite way to eat cauliflower? Share it with me in the comments and I might give it a try!


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  1. Joanne L Smith says

    I love Mashed Cauliflower! I have not tried this exact recipe yet but I will now. Thank you so much for posting it.

  2. Sandra VanHoey says

    We all love cauliflower here as well along with the garlic which tends to go in many of the things we make. This looks real good and something we will make. Occasionally I like to just saute broccoli, cauliflower, onions and garlic together and have it just like that, so good

  3. Raye W says

    We love roasted cauliflower, but I’ve never tried it mashed. This sounds delicious……I’d use extra garlic like you did I think. I gave away my blender and food processor, I wonder if I could use my ricer with this recipe and have it turn out okay. I’m going to give it a shot and try.

  4. lisa says

    I don’t like the smell of cauliflower. I go through phases when I crave it in cheese sauce to where I can’t stand it. This recipe sounds pretty good. A bit too much garlic for my taste.

  5. says

    I used to hate cauliflower but now I love it! Again, thanks for coming and linking up at The Weekend Social. All posts get pinned in our pinterest board! Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST on ! I hope to see you there!

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