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Garlic Brown Butter Mashed Cauliflower is a delicious alternative to mashed potatoes. The cauliflower is roasted then pureed and blended with garlicky brown butter. It's a healthy and delicious side dish perfect for your Thanksgiving table. It's also a naturally gluten-free, vegetarian, and paleo recipe.  | theendlessmeal.com

Garlic Brown Butter Mashed Cauliflower

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Roasted
  • Cuisine: North American

Description

Garlic Brown Butter Mashed Cauliflower is a delicious alternative to mashed potatoes. The cauliflower is roasted then pureed and blended with garlicky brown butter. It’s a healthy and delicious side dish perfect for your Thanksgiving table. It’s also a naturally gluten-free, vegetarian, and paleo recipe.


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Ingredients

  • 2 large head of cauliflower, chopped into large pieces
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated with a Microplane or very finely minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  • Sea salt, to taste

Instructions

  1. Set your oven to 325 degrees. Place the chopped cauliflower on a baking sheet and pop it into your oven. No need to wait for the oven to preheat. Let the cauliflower roast for about a half hour, turning once, until it is soft and barely starting to brown.
  2. While the cauliflower is roasting, make the garlic brown butter. Place the butter in a small frying pan over medium-high heat. Let it melt then reduce the heat to medium and keep it on the heat, without stirring it, for about 5 minutes. The butter will froth then settle down. Once you start seeing a few brown specks on the froth you can stir it to see how brown it is. You want quite a few specks of brown. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the garlic and thyme. The residual heat from the butter will cook the garlic.
  3. When the cauliflower is soft, remove it from the oven and transfer it to your food processor or high-powered blender. Blend until smooth, stopping to push the cauliflower down as needed. Add the brown butter and blend again. Salt to taste. (Note: just like with regular mashed potatoes, mashed cauliflower also needs a good amount of salt.)