Gorgonzola Cauliflower Mash
Carbohydrates can destroy any healthy diet. We think we are eating so healthily but are still consuming too many carbs. I have tried to find foods that are satisfying replacements for those carb dishes that I love so much. Spaghetti Squash is my favorite carb replacement and my other favorite is cauliflower. The biggest carb-heavy Thanksgiving dish, besides stuffing and bread itself, would have to be mashed potatoes. Now, most people allow themselves to have these dishes during the holidays, but if you are really trying not to spoil your healthy diet this year, then try out this carb-free indulgence.
Lizzy M.'s Gorgonzola Cauliflower Mash
1 large head of cauliflower, stem trimmed and cored
3 cups chicken stock or broth
1/2 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
1/4 cup light sour cream or plain yogurt
1 tbsp granulated garlic
Salt and Freshly ground black pepper
Add 3 cups of chicken stock to a large pot as well as the entire head of cauliflower. Make sure to remove all of the stem from the cauliflower and carve out the bottom center, which is the core of the vegetable. Place the core side down into the pot, bring to a boil and cover. Steam the cauliflower until it falls a part with a touch. Once that happens, remove from the heat. Drain the cauliflower into a colander that is placed inside a large bowl. This way you can save the chicken stock to add back to the cauliflower but this way you have control over how much.
Place the drained cauliflower head back into the pot and start mashing away. Add a couple of ladles of the chicken stock, the Gorgonzola cheese, sour cream, garlic, salt and pepper. Mix well.
Serve with roasted turkey at Thanksgiving or serve this creamy, satisfying side dish with meatloaf, chicken or any time you have the urge to make mashed potatoes. I served my cauliflower with mozzarella stuffed Italian meatloaf and steamed broccoli. You will love the strong rich flavor of the Gorgonzola mixed the mashed cauliflower. Another pro to this side dish is that is simple to make and takes much less time than peeling potatoes. It is amazing how similar the mashed cauliflower looks to the mashed potatoes. Enjoy this figure-friendly, tasty dish today.