The year’s biggest food holiday is coming up next week and I am nowhere near prepared for it. Having only Thanksgiving off, I am finding it harder to get into the holiday mood. And I’m not going to lie, I used to not really care for Thanksgiving food. Blasphemy, I know! I think it began when my mom took home a bunch of leftovers one year and fed them to me every night for like…three months. Frozen and reheated Thanksgiving turkey is DRY, my friends!
But, making this Garlic Herb Mashed Cauliflower has put me way more into the Thanksgiving mood. I am now officially ready. So come at me, Thanksgiving! I can’t wait to stuff my face with family and friends while reflecting on all that we are grateful for in this crazy thing called life.
This Garlic Herb Mashed Cauliflower is an delicious side for Thanksgiving that is lower-carb and lighter than your typical mashed potatoes dish. Greek yogurt and pureed cauliflower florets is the secret to making this dish super creamy while still keeping it on the healthier side. And while it is healthier, it is definitely not lacking in flavor. Loaded with garlic, thyme, and rosemary does not leave this dish lacking.
And the other pro of eating this healthier side dish?! You’ll have more room for pie. Pecan pie, obviously. Duh.
- 1 Head Cauliflower
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- 3 Cloves Garlic, minced
- ¼ cup Greek Yogurt, Plain
- 2 Teaspoons Thyme, chopped
- 2 Teaspoons Rosemary, chopped
- Salt and Pepper, to taste
- Trim the leaves off the cauliflower and cut up into florets
- Place florets in a large pot and cover with salted water
- Boil or steam the cauliflower until the florets are tender and cooked (about 10-15 minutes)
- While the cauliflower is cooking, heat the olive oil in a medium-sized frying pan
- Saute the minced garlic for 1-2 minutes until golden brown
- Set the garlic oil aside
- Once the cauliflower is done cooking, discard the water
- Pat the florets dry with paper towels or squeeze dry in a cloth- make sure to get out as much water as you can!
- Place the cauliflower, garlic, olive oil, greek yogurt, thyme, rosemary, and salt and pepper into a food processor
- Blend until smooth
- Place mashed cauliflower on a serving plate and top with thyme, rosemary, and butter/olive oil
- Serve and enjoy!