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Elaine’s Cheesy Cauliflower Mash

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 5 min prep
Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min total
Person Icon for Serving Size 2 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 6 ingredients

My friend Elaine sent me this simple Cheesy Cauliflower Mash recipe when we were researching easy recipes for young Moms with cancer. She has two small children and is very conscientious about what they...


  • ½ head of cauliflower, outer leaves trimmed
  • 3 cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
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Nutrition Facts


236 cals


18 g

Saturated Fat

11 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1 g

Monounsaturated Fat

5 g


10 g


4 g


3 g


12 g


453 mg


  1. Set up a steamer in a pot with an inch of water. Place the cauliflower and garlic cloves in the steamer, cover and cook over medium heat until the cauliflower is very tender, about 15-20 minutes.
  2. Remove the cauliflower and garlic. Add in the butter and mash until desired smoothness. Add a tablespoon of milk and the grated cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Chef Tips

If getting enough calories is an issue, you can bulk this up by mashing in some boiled Yukon gold potato with the cauliflower. Quarter 2 small or cut one medium potato into a large dice, and cook them while the cauliflower is steaming. If your mouth is sore, blend with a little butter to smooth it.

Registered Dietitian Approved

Our recipes, articles, and videos are reviewed by our oncology-trained dietitians to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed., published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American Institute for Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society

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