Step in the Right Direction

I’ve been trying to add more veggies to our diet this year, but it’s really hard for me for a couple of reasons. First, I’m not used to eating a lot of vegetables, so I don’t have as many recipes as I’d like. Second, since I only go to the grocery store every 10 days to 2 weeks, it’s hard to get fresh vegetables that stay fresh.  Third, there are some vegetables that I’m not a big fan of. Like cauliflower. So when I ran across this recipe online at Tasty Kitchen I was intrigued. It’s called “Faux-tatoes” and it’s made with cauliflower yet reminds you of mashed potatoes. I tried it, tested it out on Jim (who honestly thought it was mashed potatoes) and declared it a winner. I added a little more cheese to the recipe than called for, but I thought it was good and worth a try for those of you who have children who are picky about veggies.


  • 1 head Cauliflower
  • 2 Tablespoons Exra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ¼ cups Diced Onion
  • 2 cloves Garlic Chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons Sour Cream
  • 2 Tablespoons Cheddar Cheese, Grated
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Milk
  • Salt And Pepper, to taste


Cut cauliflower into florets and place into a steamer over boiling water. Cover and steam until fork tender, about 20-25 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Saute the onion and garlic until translucent. Transfer mixture to food processor.

When cauliflower is fork tender, add to the food processor and add sour cream, cheese, butter and milk. Increase or decrease the milk depending on the size of the head of cauliflower.

Pulse until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm.

You can also use bleu cheese instead of cheddar cheese. And, if you like, add herbs like chopped chives or rosemary at the very end.

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