It’s not truly thanksgiving without mashed potatoes and gravy right. Well this Ricotta Cauliflower Mash with Cremini Mushroom Gravy will be a part of your new KETOFIED thanksgiving menu for years to come. Low on carbs, packed with flavor!
How to cook Cauliflower Right
A trick I’ve picked up when cooking cauliflower is to leave the head of cauliflower in large pieces or even cook whole. I boiled my cauliflower but quartered it to fit in my pot instead of cutting it down into small florets. This prevents the cauliflower from becoming waterlogged. Once the cauliflower is fork tender remove it from the pot then be sure to drain for 5-10 minutes even patting dry to remove excess moisture. Whether you boil or steam I recommend leaving the cauliflower in large hunks instead of small florets
Let’s talk Gravy.
I wanted to give you a gravy that was packed with flavor but easy to prepare. The veggies in this recipe not only provide flavor but will also thicken the gravy when blended. If you have actual turkey drippings from cooking the bird that’s fantastic. Be sure to defat the broth or your gravy will be oily and separate. If you don’t have turkey dripping you can just use any store bought broth or stock to prepare the gravy.
2 heads Cauliflower about 8-10 Cups
1/4 cup Butter 1/2 Stick
4 oz Ricotta Cheese
3 tsp Real Salt
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1 tsp Onion Powder
1/2 tsp White Pepper
Quarter 2 heads of cauliflower and place in a pot, fill with just enough water to cover then add 2 tsp of real salt and bring to a boil.
Cook cauliflower until fork tender, about 15 minutes then drain for 10 minutes until completely dry. Pat dry if needed.
Place cauliflower back into pot along with remaining ingredients. Then begin mashing cauliflower using a stick blender. Purée until smooth.
Let cool for 5 minutes before serving. If mash is not thick enough add a few tablespoons of grated Parmesan or shredded mozzarella.
Notes Serving Size 1/2 Cup
Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 652mg | Potassium: 299mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg