Mashed cauliflower makes simple side dish
This recipe for mashed cauliflower, spiked with dill and havarti cheese, makes a simple side dish for a weeknight dinner. The low-calorie cauliflower complements the rich creaminess of havarti.
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Dill-Havarti Mashed Cauliflower
Active time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Water, for steaming
8 cups cauliflower florets (about 1 large head)
4 cloves garlic, peeled
1 cup grated dill havarti or cheddar cheese
1⁄4 cup low-fat milk
1 tablespoon butter, cubed
1 teaspoon dried dill
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
1⁄4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons sliced chives or sliced green onion
Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a Dutch oven fitted with a steamer basket. Add the cauliflower and garlic, cover and steam until very tender, for 10 to 14 minutes
Transfer the cauliflower and garlic to a food processor. Add the cheese, milk, butter, dill, salt and pepper; puree until smooth. Stir in the chives (or green onion).
Makes 6 servings, about 3⁄4 cup each.
Nutrition information per serving: 135 calories, 9 grams fat (6 grams saturated), 29 milligrams cholesterol, 7 grams protein, 8 grams carbohydrates, 3 grams dietary fiber, 287 milligrams sodium