Creamy Cauliflower Mash with Kale (Low-Carb Colcannon)

Colcannon is an Irish mashed potato dish mixed with greens and sometimes cabbage. I've also seen it with bacon, and most often topped with a knob of butter. This low-carb mashed swap uses cauliflower, which I have to say is really darn good!

Colcannon is an Irish mashed potato dish mixed with greens and sometimes cabbage. I’ve also seen it with bacon, and most often topped with a knob of butter. This low-carb mashed swap uses cauliflower, which I have to say is really darn good!

Great as a side dish with pork tenderloin, corned beef, or any type of roast.

Creamy Cauliflower Mash with Kale (Low-Carb Colcannon)

Creamy Cauliflower Mash with Kale (Low-Carb Colcannon)

Colcannon is an Irish mashed potato dish mixed with greens and sometimes cabbage. I've also seen it with bacon, and most often topped with a knob of butter. This low-carb mashed swap uses cauliflower, which I have to say is really darn good!

Ingredients:

  • (6 cups) 1 large head cauliflower, cut up into florets
  • 4 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • 3 cups chopped kale
  • 4 cloves crushed garlic
  • 2 chopped scallions
  • 1/3 cup fat free milk
  • kosher salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Boil the cauliflower: Put the cauliflower in a medium pot and cover with cold water by at least an inch. Add salt, and bring to a boil.
  2. Cook, covered until fork tender. 6 to 8 minutes. Drain in a colander (reserving some liquid if needed).
  3. In the same pot, melt 1 teaspoon butter medium high heat and add the garlic and scallions, cook 30 seconds, add the kale, 1/4 tsp salt, cover and cook until wilted, 6 to 7 minutes.
  4. In a blender, puree the cauliflower with milk, transfer to the pot with the greens and add 2 teaspoons butter, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper, keep warm.
  5. To serve, transfer to a bowl and top with remaining teaspoon butter.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size: 3/4 cup

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Smart Points: 2
  • Points +: 3
  • Calories: 112
  • Total Fat: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 11mg
  • Sodium: 78mg
  • Carbohydrates: 16g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Protein: 6g