Cauliflower Mash

The unpretentious cauliflower becomes decadently creamy and comforting when prepared like mashed potatoes and enriched with mild fresh cheese
By Jenni Muir
Cauliflower Mash
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  • Serves: 2-3
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Effort: easy



  • 1 cauliflower
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 125 g fromage frais
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • black pepper


1. Trim the cauliflower, discarding the leaves. Cut the vegetable into chunks and place in a saucepan with the bay leaf and a little salt. Add enough water to cover generously, then bring to the boil. Half-cover the pan, lower the heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes of until the cauliflower is very tender.

2. Drain thoroughly and discard the bay leaf. Clean out the saucepan and return the cauliflower to it. Mash the vegetable with a fork to break it up well, then purée it thoroughly using a hand blender.

3. Place the pan over a low heat and beat in the fromage frais. Season to taste generously with salt and pepper and serve the cauliflower mash hot, sprinkled with chopped parsley.

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