Various forms of the mashed cauliflower recipe have been floating around the Web. Some contain butter while some use olive oil ... some use romano cheese while some use mozzarella. It really depends on what you want to add to your mashed cauliflower, though I will say a bit of salt and pepper is a must and cheese certainly enhances the flavor. (I personally use salt, pepper, sharp cheddar, and organic butter.)
Without further ado, here is what you will need at the minimum:
1 cup of mashed cauliflower
a bit of salt
a bit of black pepper
1-2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil or melted butter
cheese of your choice (e.g., Parmesan, Mozzarella, Romano ... as much or as little as you want)
- Steam the cauliflower until it is "mash-able" (i.e., soft but not too soft).
- Use a food processor to mash the cauliflower. (If you don't have a food processor, using a blender on pulse is okay or mash with a utensil.)
- Mix all the other ingredients into the mashed cauliflower.
- You're done! Enjoy!