Legacy of Passion

Cauliflower Goat Cheese Puree (Faux Mashed Potatoes)

Can we dare say the words “Fake It?” Nobody will know they’re actually eating cauliflower, unless you tell them this luscious scoop is anything other than your secret mashed potatoes. A brilliant disguise!


1 large head Andy Boy Cauliflower, cored and cut into 1-inch florets
2 T whipping cream
2 T unsalted butter
2 T freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 T goat cheese


  1. Cook the cauliflower over medium heat in a large pot of lightly salted water until completely tender, 25-30 minutes. Drain the cauliflower into a colander. With a bowl or small plate, press on the cauliflower to remove all the water. Toss the cauliflower and continue pressing. This step is very important to the texture of the dish.
  2. Transfer the cauliflower to a food processor. Add the cream and puree until smooth. If you like a crunchier texture, mash by hand, adding the cream after the cauliflower is mashed. Return to the pot.
  3. When you are ready to serve the puree, heat over low heat, stirring constantly. Add the butter, parmesan and goat cheese. Stir until incorporated and season with salt if necessary. It will look and taste like the best ever mashed potatoes. Serve immediately.

Serves 4