Rockin Good Smashed Cauliflower with Garlic Recipe

  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen cauliflower
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives or more to taste
  • 3 tablespoons light cream
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan-Reggiano cheese
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  1. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Cover and bring the water to a boil. Place cauliflower and garlic in steamer and steam until soft, 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Remove garlic cloves and smash with a fork; place smashed garlic with cauliflower into a pot.
  3. Smash butter and chives into cauliflower and garlic with a fork or potato masher until smooth.
  4. Stir light cream into smashed cauliflower mixture.
  5. Sprinkle Parmesan-Reggiano cheese onto cauliflower mixture; season with salt and black pepper.
  6. Cook the cauliflower mixture over low heat to absorb the cream and melt the butter, about 12 minutes.