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Dill-Havarti Mashed Cauliflower

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Total Time: 30 mins

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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