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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.


    • 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


    Step 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
    Step 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).

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