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Cauliflower Puree with Onions

This cauliflower dish from Becky Oliver of Fairplay, Colorado is creamy, tasty and has the appearance and texture of mashed potatoes. The onions on top are a really nice, sweet addition that contrasts well with the mildness of cauliflower.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sugar


  • Place cauliflower and water in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover and cook on high for 6 minutes; stir. Cook 1-2 minutes longer or until tender. Cool slightly. Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons cooking liquid.
  • Place the cauliflower, reserved liquid, 1-1/2 teaspoons oil, salt and pepper in a food processor or blender; cover and process until blended. Keep warm.
  • In a small nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook onion over medium-high heat in remaining oil for 6 minutes. Stir in the sugar; cook 7-10 minutes longer or until onion is tender and lightly browned. Serve with cauliflower puree.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 111 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 176mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

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