Cauliflower ''Mashed Potatoes''

Cauliflower ''Mashed Potatoes''

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 66.4
  • Total Fat: 4.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 10.9 mg
  • Sodium: 56.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 6.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.6 g
  • Protein: 2.9 g

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Introduction

This is one recipe for cauliflower everyone will love! This is one recipe for cauliflower everyone will love!
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    1 head of cauliflower, trimmed and florets steamed
    1/4 cup sour cream
    2 oz cream cheese, softened
    1/4 tsp onion powder
    1/4 tsp garlic powder
    salt and pepper to taste

Directions

After you have steamed or boiled the trimmed cauliflower florets, drain and return to pan. Mash well and stir in the sour cream, cream cheese, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt and pepper to taste. Put into a round baking dish, cover and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Makes 8 servings 1/2 cup each.

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  • 17 of 17 people found this review helpful
    Loved this and can't wait to make again. I changed a few ingredients to make it slightly lower in calories and fat. I used low fat sour cream and reduced fat cream Cheese. I used a 1/4 cup chopped onion and real garlic instead of the powers. MMMmmmmm!!! - 3/28/11

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  • 16 of 18 people found this review helpful
    I just read this somewhere else where someone substituted Greek Yogurt for the sour cream - I'm going to give it a try tonight! - 4/21/11

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  • Very Good
    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    While this recipe was very good, it really wasn't the same as mashed potatoes. Next time, I will add rosemary and fresh pressed garlic to it and maybe some real onion. I also added shredded cheese to the top. Everyone ate it (4 kids and hubby) and I enjoyed it. - 2/28/12

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    This was awesome!! I added 1 tbsp. of bacon bits and 2 tbsp. of light shredded cheddar! I will definitely make this again. - 6/15/10

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Made this two times now and my hubby begs for it once a wk now. I added half a cup of non fat cottage cheese, use non fat sour cream and non fat cream cheese and blend the mixture in a blender. sprinkled with a tiny bit cheese. Turns out fantastic! Thanks so much for the recipe. - 9/14/12

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  • Very Good
    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Yum! I did not have any sour cream so I used cottage cheese. Total delicious - 11/7/10

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    My family are very skeptical when it comes to trying new dishes. But this one was a great success! My 10 year old help me make it and it was so simple. This is definitely my fav instead of mashed potatoes! Thanks so much. - 10/5/10

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  • Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Great! My husband hates cauliflower, but loved this! - 7/16/11

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  • Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I was scared to try mashed cauliflower as a friend told me that she didnt care for the as the flavor too strong. I actually like this- I think next time I would use Top-the-tater sour cream instead of plain. - 2/7/11

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Added cheddar cheese and it was great! - 12/17/10

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    my picky kids loved this. it was very good. i have never thought to mash up cauliflower. it did look like mashed potatoes. - 7/30/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I made this today. Will be having it with meatloaf and green beans. I love it and think my husband will too. - 2/1/11

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Oh my goodness, this is soo tasty! I made it tonight with a turkey breast, and my husband & I both loved it! - 1/1/11

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Used lower calorie versions of sour cream and the cream cheese, which brought total down to 42 calories per 1/2 cup serving. Also use this recipe for shepherds pie, etc.
    Everyone loves it, no matter how it's used!!
    - 10/28/14

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    These are great! They fill you up like regular mashed potatoes! Definitely a staple in our house! Thanks for sharing! - 11/18/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Love this recipe! I tweaked it a bit in that I had a small head of cauliflower, so I halved the amount of sour cream and cream cheese it called for. I also omitted all seasonings in favor of a lemon-garlic seasoning blend. :-) - 10/3/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I tweaked it just a bit based on my own tasted, but it's a really great base. I used minced garlic and added just a bit of shredded cheese to the food processor before mixing it all together. Even my 3 year old ate it! - 8/5/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I added turkey bacon and it was delish - 7/27/10

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My friend and I were on the South Beach diet a few years ago and this was one of the recipes we tried. Shocking how much it smelled and tasted like real mashed potatoes! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I'd been looking for it for a while now. :-) - 7/27/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My husband and I really enjoyed this recipe. I used fresh garlic instead of powder (about 1/2 clove minced). I really like garlic, so that made it for me. Also, instead of sour cream, I used Fage 0% greek yogurt. - 5/23/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    it was really goood even though i overcooked it by 25 minutes. i will make it again. - 5/23/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Made this tonight and thought it was pretty good. Not at all like mashed potatoes though. - 5/8/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    They are very good. I have never had anything like this, so I tried them. I really enjoy them but they dont really remind me of "mashed potatoes". Maybe by them being white is about it. But they did taste great and I will be making again. - 8/5/15

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Never thought cauliflower would be this good, and my kids love it! - 4/29/15

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Really good! The texture is almost a bit like grits. I added a cup of shredded hard cheese (burr oak, but parmesan or romano would work too) before baking. - 7/3/10

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  • Very Good
    Thanks for sharing - 11/6/19

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  • Very Good
    Sometimes I leave out the garlic and add carmelized onions instead... either way, yum! - 9/19/19

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  • How much is the serving size ?? - 6/15/19

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  • Very Good
    It was my first time making these and I loved them! I did add some cheese and little extra garlic and onion powder :) - 4/8/19

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  • Feeds two of us!😁 - 6/13/18

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  • Yummy! Smooth and creamy. - 3/27/18

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  • Good
    I tried everything to make this fluffy and lumpless, but it just tasted and felt like mushy cauliflower. - 3/12/18

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  • Incredible!
    This was awesome! I did add 2 tbsp mashed potato flakes as a thickener. Will be making this again and again. - 1/20/18

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  • Very Good
    Used 1 pound frozen cauliflower, I lowered the amount of sour cream to 2 tablespoons and added 1 tablespoon butter. - 1/9/18

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  • Incredible!
    Made it with these substitutes: Substitute fat free Greek yogurt for sour cream Substitute fat free cream cheese for reg cream cheese - 10/6/17

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  • Incredible!
    Be active any way you can, every day that you can. - 5/23/17

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  • Incredible!
    Very good!! Easy to make also. - 5/5/17

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  • Incredible!
    We had it tonight and my husband requested that we make it on a regular basis. That means it is a keeper! - 2/25/17

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  • Non-fat Greek yogurt is my sour cream! - 2/16/17

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  • Incredible!
    I absolutely love this! Mashed potatoes was one of my favorite carbs. I don't even feel like I'm eating cauliflower with this recipe! I even left out the cream cheese to make it even lower in calories. Delicious! - 1/2/17

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  • Incredible!
    I love this. I used plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream and Neufchâtel cheese instead of cream cheese (mainly because it's what I had on hand). I also used the food processor instead of just 'mashing', which made it much creamier. Maybe not exactly mashed potatoes but close enough and tasty en - 6/26/16

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  • Incredible!
    I've had this when making Shepard's Pie and it is delicious! No Sour cream, used Lactaid 2 % , some butter, but no cream cheese. Looked like real mashed potatoes. Tastes great!
    - 2/18/16

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  • Incredible!
    So good and so easy! I think I will try it next time with the low fat sour cream and cream cheese just to lower the calories. But all and all this is amazing and fooled my carb loving family. - 1/27/16

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  • i am going to try it today - 4/7/15

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  • Very Good
    good substitute - 3/12/15

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  • Good
    Its good. Just make sure you steam properly. - 3/4/15

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  • I have not yet tried this recipe, and I was wondering if french onion dip can be substituted for the sour cream and cream cheese. I have a bit of difficulty with those items. - 2/12/15

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  • This is a delicious recipe, but I only got half the servings out of it (4 1/2-cup servings)....don't know how you all got more.
    - 2/7/15

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  • You can do the same recipe with rutabaga and it tastes great. Choose a rutabaga about the same size as a small head of cauliflower. Peel it, cut it into chunks and steam it. - 2/4/15

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  • Incredible!
    I loved this recipe! I don't know why I waited so long to try cauliflower this way - 10/10/14

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  • This recipe is fabulous, my husband will eat every bite. I add a tablespoon of instant potato flakes. It soaks up the extra moisture and makes it much more potaot like. I don't use the sour cream at all. - 9/28/14

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  • Very Good
    Used goat cheese instead of cream cheese because that is what I had. Husband loved it! Didn't tell him it was mashed potatoes though - expectations can ruin a good recipe. - 7/30/14

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  • Incredible!
    One thing to do for sure is to DRAIN the cauliflower well. I used fresh garlic and chives. - 7/25/14

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  • Very Good
    I used low fat cream cheese and low fat sour cream. I grated garlic into it along with some finely chopped spring onions for a bite. - 7/25/14

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  • Potatoes have an undeserved bad reputation. They are loaded with potassium and fiber. Caulilflower is very nutritious to0... this recipe might look like mashed potatoes, but it certainly does not taste the same.

    - 7/25/14

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  • Incredible!
    These are great. We take them one step further but replacing the mashed potatoes on Shepherds pie with the cauliflower mixture. It make the whole dish tastier and lighter. - 7/25/14

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  • Incredible!
    Had made this before and it was good but not spectacular. I added one mashed potato to bulk it up (for just a few more calories) and it was excellent! - 7/25/14

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  • Been making this for years only using sour cream. milk. fresh garlic. With a roast dinner its an excellent swap. - 7/25/14

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  • O.K.
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made these once; ate some of them, put the rest in the fridge. (Not at all like mashed potatoes, by the way.)
    I went to get them out to finish them, and they were gone. Questioned the old man, and he said, "Oh, yeah - that rice you had in there? It was rotten. I threw it out."
    - 6/5/14

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  • The cauliflower needs to be well cooked, otherwise you don't get the smoothness of mash.
    And it definitely needs to be seasoned, to taste.
    But - yum!
    I still haven't managed smooth mash, but I personally enjoy a bit of texture, especially with cauliflower. Hubby prefers it smoother.
    - 5/17/14

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  • This recipe sounds great and I will definitely be making it, but I just don't see how the calorie count is correct, especially for the sour cream and cream cheese. - 4/10/14

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  • Incredible!
    I love this, but since I'm lactose intolerant, I add Greek yogurt. To spice it up, I add some herbs and feta cheese! Yummmmm! - 3/25/14

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  • Mashed Cauliflower is the greatest. I have had them and it hard to stop eating them and it is hard to believe how good they are. I don't even miss potatoes, - 3/25/14

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  • Good
    I liked it but my husband wasn't as impressed with it. - 2/13/14

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  • Think I'm going to try with NF cottage cheese, sour cream/greek yogurt & cream cheese. Also, steam garlic with vegetables. - 2/10/14

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  • Incredible!
    This is a great and easy recipe. It is so good that people wouldn't notice that it's not real mashed potatoes. - 2/6/14

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  • Very Good
    I really liked this and it was a great substitute. Will need to add more favouring next time though. - 1/28/14

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  • Good
    This was okay. I think it would be much better as other suggested with real garlic/onions instead of the powders. - 1/21/14

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  • I have tried every mashed cauliflower recipe, and none of them taste like mashed potatoes. Just accept that it will be mashed cauliflower. If you don't like cauliflower, you should go eat some mashed potatoes. - 1/15/14

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  • Incredible!
    Call it mashed cauliflower, say what it is, be honest! It's ok...... But real mashed potatoes are better if that's what you want. - 12/19/13

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  • Was just wondering about using frozen cauliflower to cut down on the work involved with fresh - if that would work approximately how much would equal a head? I believe it comes in 16-ounce bags. Thanks!! - 12/19/13

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  • try - 12/19/13

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  • Sounds yummy! - 11/27/13

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  • Good
    I'm not a great fan of mashed potatoes or boiled cauliflower, but I liked this clever adaptation that provides a more nutritious and flavorful substitute for the high-glycemic potatoes. - 11/27/13

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  • Incredible!
    We have been mixing these half and half with regular mashed potatoes to cut calories. They are a bit thinner in texture but very good. - 11/23/13

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  • Very Good
    great for shepherd's pie! - 11/4/13

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  • I just made this and it is delicious. I used cottage cheese instead of sour cream and topped it with reduced fat cheddar cheese. My mom doesn't even like cauliflower and she loved it. Next time I'll add a little more salt and might use the chive cream cheese. - 9/22/13

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  • Good
    Very nice! I admit to liking to throw in a little cheddar cheese or bacon, but we made it as is - just used NO SALT substitute - and it went real with a simple chicken dinner we made. - 9/22/13

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  • Incredible!
    Really good! Lovely, creamy and light. Love the cheesy flavor - 7/17/13

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  • Very Good
    I added paprika to the top. - 6/13/13

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  • O.K.
    Bland, it was not worth the calories. - 5/8/13

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  • Very Good
    Loved this. May take some other's advice and use fresh garlic next time just to up the flavor..otherwise this was very good, a keeper! - 4/21/13

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  • Incredible!
    Really enjoyed the flavor. Trying to do fruits and veggies only in march and this hit the spot tonight! - 3/17/13

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  • Very Good
    I had never had any kind of cooked cauliflower before. This was delish! I added some skim milk chedder cheese just for a bit more flavore.... Make sure you cook the cauliflower till very soft. - 2/26/13

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  • Incredible!
    Love it, family loves it. I didn't have cream cheese so I just used low-fat sour cream. Dh could barely tell that it wasn't all potato. And, it tastes lighter and whippier, while being low sodium low calorie etc. - 2/6/13

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  • Bad
    I like cauliflower and yet I found it to be the most terribly tasting thing I have eaten in this decade! My entire family felt the same way and it took considerable effort to make and I did follow the recipe to the letter.



    - 1/29/13

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  • Incredible!
    Loved it, will make this again :) - 1/16/13

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  • Very Good
    I did this recipe, but I add greek yogurt instead. Adds some protein and it is delicious!. - 1/7/13

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  • Incredible!
    Sound wonderful. Trying it tonight. - 1/6/13

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  • Good
    My boyfriends said he still prefers mashed potatoes, but I rather liked it. - 12/7/12

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  • Incredible!
    I put just a little grated cheddar cheese on mine, too. Great! - 12/2/12

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  • Good
    This recipe tastes awesome. i substituted greek yogurt for sour cream and used onion and chive low fat cream cheese. It doesn't have the consistency of mashed potatoes though (even with using the hand mixer AND mashing)
    - 9/25/12

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  • O.K.
    Recipe turned out a bit dry. Also seems important to use a mixer/blender rather than just a potato masher to get more "mashed potato" consistency. Think no-fat cottage cheese instead of sour cream would increase creaminess and protein. - 9/3/12

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  • Very Good
    I too used fresh onion and garlic and although the consistency was not as smooth as mashed potatoes, I really liked it. - 8/26/12

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  • Good
    I found this required a fair amount of salt added (at least 1/4 teaspoon) which I am trying to avoid. I would make this recipe again but maybe suggest to those on low-sodium diets like me to tweak with real onion and garlic to give it a boost. I think a bit of horseradish would be good too. - 8/12/12

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  • Incredible!
    I left out the cream cheese and sour cream. I used fresh basil to season with the other seasonings using fresh garlic instead of powder. I also added a 1/4 cup of milk. No doubt it would have tasted better with the cream cheese and sour cream. - 8/6/12

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  • Very Good
    Such a chance from potatoes.. these were just as good soft and creamy. I really enjoyed them a lot and will def make it during the holidays. - 7/9/12

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  • I just made this and it is AMAZING!! I sprinkled some shredded parmesan cheese on top, so delicious! - 5/25/12

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  • tastes great! - 5/12/12

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  • Incredible!
    This is a great recipe! - 5/2/12

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