Creamy and Delicious Garlic-Thyme Cauliflower Mash from Frozen 

From cauliflower pizza to nuggets, of all the cauliflower substitutions, this one tastes the most like the real deal. If you served this recipe masked as mashed potatoes, it’s likely no one at the table would question it — it’s that good. Cooking the garlic and shallot in oil at a low temperature brings out their sweet flavors. Pair with roasted chicken, grilled salmon or tofu loaded with herbs such as thyme, chives, rosemary and parsley. 

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  • 12-ounce bag frozen cauliflower 
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil 
  • 1 small shallot, finely chopped 
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed and minced 
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh chopped thyme (or 1 tsp dried) 
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan 
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  • Optional garnish — chives, chopped 

Cauliflower mash

Creamy and Delicious Garlic-Thyme Cauliflower Mash from Frozen 

1. Boil the cauliflower in a pot, with enough water to cover it, until soft throughout, about 10 minutes.  

2. In a small saucepan, heat olive oil to medium-low. Once the oil is hot, add garlic, thyme and shallots. Cook until garlic is golden and fragrant, about 3 minutes. 

3. Drain the water from the pot of cauliflower. 

4. Pour the oil mixture of shallot, garlic and thyme over the cauliflower in the pot. Add parmesan, salt and pepper. Blend with an immersion blender. 

5. If using a blender or food processor, add cauliflower, oil mixture, parmesan, salt and pepper, and blend. 

6. Garnish with fresh chopped chives and thyme, if desired. 


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