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)
Servings: 4 • Size: 3/4 cup • Points +: 3 • Smart Points: 2
Calories: 112 • Fat: 5 • Saturated Fat: 3 g • Carb: 16 g • Fiber: 6 g • Protein: 6 g
Sugar: 3 g • Sodium: 78 mg • Cholesterol: 11 mg
- (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
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