andystarr (andystarr) wrote in vegancooking,

Cheezy Mashed Cauliflower

 My sister got me Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything Vegetarian for Christmas. There are a ton of recipes I want to try. Most of his recipes are easily veganized, however, he had a recipe for mashed cauliflower that called for milk or cream and 2 cups of shredded cheese. So I decided to experiment and veganize it. Here is the recipe and a picture!

Cheezy Mashed Cauliflower
1 head of cored and chopped cauliflower
1 cup of soy milk
2 tablespoons of vegan butter
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
1 teaspoon of garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon of dried parsley
1 tablespoon of bacos

1. In a large pot, fill with water, sprinkle some salt in and bring to a boil. Cook cauliflower for 15 minutes or until tender. Drain cauliflower. Save about one cup of cooking water.
2. Over medium-low heat, cook the milk, butter, nutritional yeast, turmeric and garlic salt together until the butter is melted. Add the nutmeg and salt and pepper.
3. Put the cauliflower into the pot and mash with a fork or potato masher until you have reached a mashed potato consistency. If you want it to be creamier, put some of the leftover cooking water in it or add more soy milk. Mix in parsley and bacos (because everything is better with bacos).

Not the best picture (I wished it looked like Ariane's mashed cauliflower from Top Chef!) but it was pretty tasty along side some meatless meatballs. I bet this would be a good side to go with a neatloaf. When I made this, I think there may have been a lot of liquid in the cauliflower itself because it was a little too liquidy. Next time I will put in 1/2 cup of soy milk and save the other half if it needs it.  
Tags: side dishes, vegetables-cauliflower
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