Mashed Cauliflower with Spicy Butter
 
Makes 4 to 6 Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 large head cauliflower, stem and leaves removed, cut into florets (about 2½ pounds)
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce*
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning*
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • Garnish: shredded Parmesan cheese, chopped green onion
Instructions
  1. In a large saucepan, bring cauliflower and water to cover by 1 inch to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover and cook until fork-tender, 13 to 15 minutes. Drain cauliflower, and return to pan. Using a potato masher, mash to desired consistency. Stir in cheese, cream, 2 tablespoons butter, salt, and garlic powder until combined. Transfer cauliflower mixture to a serving bowl.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt remaining 6 tablespoons butter over low heat. Whisk in hot sauce, Cajun seasoning, and paprika until fully combined. Drizzle desired amount of butter mixture onto mashed cauliflower. Serve with any remaining butter mixture. Garnish with cheese and green onion, if desired. Serve immediately.
Notes
KITCHEN TIP: Mashed cauliflower keeps well overnight in the refrigerator and heats up great in the microwave.

*We used TABASCO® and Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning.
Recipe by Louisiana Cookin at https://www.louisianacookin.com/mashed-cauliflower-spicy-butter/