Nothing beats grandma’s home cooked mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving. Yet, how do you make a healthy version of this household favorite? Cauliflower mashed potatoes are a lighter reminder of this creamy goodness. Low in carbs and high in nutrients, this version of mashed potatoes will leave you begging for more.

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Ingredients:

1 medium head cauliflower
1 tablespoon light cream cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh or dry chives, for garnish
1 tablespoon unsalted light butter

Serving size: 2

Calories per serving: around 170

Directions

Set a pot of water to boil over high heat.

Clean and cut cauliflower into small pieces. Cook in boiling water for about 6 minutes, or until well done. Drain well & do not let cool. Pat cooked cauliflower dry between layers of paper towels

In a bowl with a immersion blender or in a food processor, puree the hot cauliflower with rest of the ingredients. Then, place the chive on top for garnish.

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Did I mention they were guilt-free?

(Based off of recipe from Food Network)

Amanda
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