Cauliflower Cheese Mash – Picky Kid Approved

Cauliflower Cheese Mash

Cauliflower Cheese Mash – Picky Kid Approved

I’m always looking for ways to get my picky son to eat healthy foods – my girls are usually willing to try new things, but my son will take one look at something and immediately say “YUCK”.  So, when I find something that works, I stick with it, and lately that hidden ingredient has been CAULIFLOWER!

Tonight, while dinner was cooking, instead of traditional rice or potatoes (we were having honey salmon), I decided to throw together what I called “Cheese Mash”.  As I was stirring in the cheese my curious, and picky son, walked into the kitchen to see what I was doing.  I told him I’d made a yummy side dish called “Cheese Mash”, and I offered him a taste.  Of course, as soon as he looked at it, he turned up his nose, said ewww, no way.  Somehow, I’m not quite sure what I said, I convinced him to taste it for me to see if it needed more cheese.  One little bite and he was hooked!  All 3 of my kids had 2 big helpings, and he was none the wiser that he was eating cauliflower!

Picky Eater - Cauliflower Cheese Mash

Cauliflower Cheese Mash - Mom Made, Picky Kid Approved
Recipe type: Vegetable
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Cauliflower Cheese Mash is an easy side dish or main meal!
  • 1 Head of Cauliflower
  • ½ Cup of Cashew Milk (almond, soy or regular milk will work too)
  • 2 - 3 Cups of Mozzarella Cheese (or the cheese of your choice)
  • Pinch of Salt (to taste)
  • Garlic Powder to taste (I used approximately 1 tsp)
  1. Chop up the Cauliflower in small pieces (I use my Tupperware Power Chef, but you can do it by hand or with a food processor). Cook the cauliflower on the stove top with the milk mixed in. Stir until the cauliflower begins to soften so you can mash it - for a smoother consistency you can put it back in the food processor. You can also pre-cook the cauliflower in the microwave to speed up the process. Add in the salt, garlic powder and 2 cups of cheese. Continue to stir. Pour the mixture into an 8x8 pan, sprinkle more cheese on top. Bake at 350 until the cheese is melted.


Looking for an easy way to chop up Cauliflower or any other veggies?  I LOVE my Tupperware Power Chef System!

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