Slow cooker cauliflower mash

I was inspired to put this recipe together by Lizzy from Primal Junction. Eating a variety of veggies is always a challenge for me, so anything that makes it simple to cook them is a winner for me.

This cauliflower mash is super easy to cook and makes a great accompaniment to winter stews and casseroles. You could easily make this by steaming up the veggies, but I used the slow cooker as there are nights when we have a lot on after school and I like to have as much of the evening meal cooked as I can.

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Slow cooker cauliflower mash
 
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Recipe type: Vegetarian
Ingredients:
  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 3 cups water
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1 tsp pink Himalayan salt
Method:
  1. Chop the cauliflower into florets and place them into the slow cooker.
  2. Chop the carrot into small pieces and add to the slow cooker.
  3. Then add the garlic cloves, salt and water.
  4. Place on the lid and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6 - 8 hours.
  5. Once cooked use a slotted spoon and transfer the drained cauliflower and carrot to the bowl of your food processor. Discard the garlic cloves.
  6. Pulse the cauliflower and carrot until it is creamy. Add water from the slow cooker if needed and season with salt and pepper to taste. (You can always mash by hand if you do not have a food processor.)

 

Our Family Menu Plan For This Week

A little bit late with the menu plan this week! I was away for a night over the weekend so I have recycled a menu plan from winter last year. Such a bonus in documenting my menu plans is that I have them all organised by date for easy reference!

Day

Week Commencing 19th May

SatLamb Souvlaki Wraps Kids Self ServeSouvlaki
SunChicken sticks

Easy BLT Recipe

Chocolate Balls recipe
Chicken sticks and salad

Easy BLT

Chocolate Balls
MonSlow Cooker Roast BeefSlow cooker roast beef
Tueroast chickenRoast chicken and vegetables
WedMexibake - Mexican Family MealMexibake
ThuMoroccan Minted BeefMoroccan minted beef
Frislow cooker spag bolSpaghetti and Zucchini Bolognese
Shopping ListWeekly menu plan shopping list 19th May

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What is your favourite veggie mash?

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