Dill-Havarti Mashed Cauliflower

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Dill-Havarti Mashed Cauliflower

This recipe for mashed cauliflower, spiked with dill and havarti cheese, makes a simple side dish for a weeknight dinner. The low-calorie cauliflower complements the rich creaminess of havarti cheese.

Yield: 6 servings, about 3/4 cup each
Active Time: 20
Total Time: 30

Ingredients

  • 8 cups cauliflower florets (about 1 large head)
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 cup grated dill havarti or Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup low-fat milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons sliced chives or scallion greens

Preparation

  1. Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a Dutch oven fitted with a steamer basket. Add cauliflower and garlic, cover and steam until very tender, 10 to 14 minutes
  2. Transfer the cauliflower and garlic to a food processor. Add cheese, milk, butter, dill, salt and pepper; puree until smooth. Stir in chives (or scallion greens).

Nutrition

Nutrition Per Serving

calories 135
fat 9 g (6 g sat, 2 g mono)
cholesterol 29 mg
carbohydrates 8 g
protein 7 g
fiber 3 g
sodium 287 mg
potassium 460 mg

Nutrition Bonus Vitamin C (117% daily value), Folate (21% dv), Calcium (19% dv)

Carbohydrate Serving 1/2

Exchanges 1 1/2 vegetable, 1/2 high fat meat

From EatingWell March/April 2012