Tricking your children…

I’m all for sneaking vegetables into my meals. I do it often. It’s easy to do with homemade spaghetti sauce or sloppy joes. Usually my secret ingredient is spinach and/or carrots. The girls and my husband never have a clue.
With all the buzz lately about how versatile cauliflower is, I thought I would give it a try. Since my family loves mashed potatoes, I decided that mashed cauliflower would be my first attempt. I found a couple recipes on Pinterest, but they included items that I didn’t have on hand. So, I whipped up my own recipe and to my surprise it went over so well that our youngest had 3 scoops saying how good they were.
So here is the recipe. Be warned if you are being sneaky about this, don’t let the kids in the kitchen while you are preparing or cooking the cauliflower, it does still smell like cauliflower until you add in the other ingredients.  Good luck and Enjoy!

Cauliflower disguised as mashed potatoes:
1 large head of cauliflower
1/4 cup milk
1 cup of sour cream
1 cup shredded colby jack cheese
2 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
Green onions, sliced (optional)

Rinse and dry cauliflower head. Cut into florets. In a microwavable bowl, put florets and 1/4 cup water. Cook on high for 5 minutes. Remove when tender.
In a food processor or blender, add 1/2 of the sour cream and some of the flowerets. Blend/puree slowly. Mixing as needed. Repeat until all of the cauliflower has been used.
In another bowl, combine all ingredients. The hot mixture will melt the cheese.
Top with sliced green onions.

Enjoy! Next attempt is the cauliflower pizza crust. Wish me luck!

 

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