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Parmesan Herb Roasted Cauliflower

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Ingredients:

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

Preheat oven to 450°F. Toss cauliflower, oil, marjoram, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Line a baking sheet with foil. Spread on a large rimmed baking sheet and roast until starting to soften and brown on the bottom, 15 to 20 minutes. Toss the cauliflower with vinegar and sprinkle with cheese. Return to the oven and roast until the cheese is melted and any moisture has evaporated, 5 to 10 minutes more.

Garlic Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

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Ingredients

  • 1 medium head cauliflower
  • 1 low fat tablespoon cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon chopped fresh or dry chives, for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Directions

Set a stockpot of water to boil over high heat.

Clean and cut cauliflower into small pieces. Cook in boiling water for about 6 minutes, or until well done. Drain well; do not let cool and pat cooked cauliflower very dry between several layers of paper towels.

In a bowl with an immersion blender, or in a food processor, puree the hot cauliflower with the cream cheese, Parmesan, garlic, salt, and pepper until almost smooth.

Garnish with chives, and serve hot with pats of butter.

Hint: Try roasting the garlic and adding a little fresh rosemary for a whole new taste.