Mashed Cauliflower With Parmesan and Chives

Cauliflower florets cooked in chicken broth and then pureed until smooth make a healthier and delicious alternative to butter and cream loaded mashed potatoes.


  • 2 small heads cauliflower cored and leaves removed and cut into small florets
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the cauliflower and chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover with a lid, and cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until the cauliflower is tender, but not completely falling apart.
  2. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the cauliflower to a food processor and puree until silky smooth. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the Parmesan and chopped chives and season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Serve warm.
  3. Reprinted from The Dude Diet by Serena Wolf