Brittany made this for Thanksgiving dinner. She called it Mashed Cauliflower but I call it Creamed Cauliflower. I had a silky, velvety, light texture and it was my favorite dish of the entire meal. Brittany made it as a healthy alternative to mashed potatoes. We served both but the ooohs and aahhhs came when everyone tried this dish. If you are making a heavy, rich dish such as lamb shanks or braised short ribs give this a try. It makes a terrific light side.
1 Medium cauliflower head
1 Tablespoon of low fat cream cheese (I used chive and onion, but you can use any type)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 cloves minced garlic
3 Tablespoons of butter
Break up cauliflower into small pieces and boil it for about 6-7 minutes until it is very soft. Drain the cauliflower and dry it between paper towels. Mix in all the ingredients, and use an immersion blender or food processor to mash it. Serve garnished with chopped chives.