Mock Mashed Garlic Potatoes


      • 1 medium head cauliflower

      • 1 tablespoon cream cheese, softened

      • ¼ cup grated Parmesan

      • ½ teaspoon minced garlic

      • 1/8 teaspoon straight chicken base or bullion (may substitute ½ teaspoon salt)

      • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

      • ½ teaspoon chopped fresh or dry chives, for garnish

      • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter


      • Set a stockpot of water to boil over high heat

      • Clean and cut cauliflower into small piece. Cook in boiling water for about 6 minutes, or until well done. Drain well; do not let cool and pat cooked cauliflower very dry between several layers of paper towels.

      • In a bowl with an immersion blender, or in a food processor, puree the hot cauliflower with the cream cheese, Parmesan, garlic, chicken base, and pepper until almost smooth.

      • Garnish with chives, and serve hot with pats of butter.

      Hint: Try roasting the garlic and addling a little fresh rosemary for a whole new taste