Creamy Cauliflower Mash with Kale (Low-Carb Colcannon)

This Creamy Cauliflower Mash with Kale is my low-carb version of an Irish colcannon dish, and I have to say is really darn good!

Colcannon is an Irish mashed potato dish mixed with greens and sometimes cabbage. This low-carb mash uses cauliflower in place of potatoes and added kale, which I have to say is really darn good!Creamy Cauliflower Mash with Kale (Low-Carb Colcannon)

Colcannon is an Irish mashed potato dish that is typically mixed with greens and sometimes cabbage. This low-carb creamy cauliflower mash version uses cauliflower in place of potatoes and added kale. I’ve also seen this dish with bacon, and most often topped with a knob of butter.

This great as a side dish to Corned Beef and Cabbage, Fig Balsamic Pork Tenderloin, Garlic Lover’s Roast Beef or any type of roast.

This side dish is also perfect for any potluck or Thanksgiving holiday and it’s ready in just 30 minutes. You seriously don’t even miss the potatoes. On top of that, I also just really love using cauliflower in place of potatoes because it’s a superfood. It is super rich in nutrients with vitamins B and C, high in fiber and also provides antioxidants. These alone wreak so many benefits like gut health and digestion, weight loss, memory.

Creamy Cauliflower Mash with Kale (Low-Carb Colcannon)

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Colcannon is an Irish mashed potato dish mixed with greens and sometimes cabbage. This low-carb mash uses cauliflower in place of potatoes and added kale, which I have to say is really darn good!
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Creamy Cauliflower Mash with Kale (Low-Carb Colcannon)

2
SP
112
Calories
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Side Dish
CUISINE: American
Colcannon is an Irish mashed potato dish mixed with greens and sometimes cabbage. This low-carb mash uses cauliflower in place of potatoes and added kale, 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

Instructions

  • 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.
  • Cook, covered until fork tender. 6 to 8 minutes. Drain in a colander (reserving some liquid if needed).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • To serve, transfer to a bowl and top with remaining teaspoon butter.

Nutrition

Serving: 3/4 cup, Calories: 112kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 11mg, Sodium: 78mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 3g
Blue Smart Points: 2
Points +: 3
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