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