Creamy Cauliflower Mash with Kale (Low-Carb Colcannon)

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!

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)

I’ve also seen this dish with bacon, and most often topped with a knob of butter. Great as a side dish to Corned Beef and Cabbage, Fig Balsamic Pork Tenderloin or any type of roast.

Creamy Cauliflower Mash with Kale (Low-Carb Colcannon)

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Creamy Cauliflower Mash with Kale (Low-Carb Colcannon)

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

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