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.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword mashed cauliflower
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 to 6
Calories 33 kcal


  • 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.

  3. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the Parmesan and chopped chives and season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

Reprinted from The Dude Diet by Serena Wolf

Nutrition Facts
Mashed Cauliflower With Parmesan and Chives
Amount Per Serving (4 g)
Calories 33 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 526mg23%
Potassium 94mg3%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 54IU1%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 76mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.