What Does Mashed Cauliflower Taste Like?
Mashed cauliflower tastes remarkably like mashed potatoes—and yet it doesn't at the same time. You'll probably know when you're eating mashed cauliflower because it has a stronger flavor.
The slight vegetal quality of mashed cauliflower is similar to Brussels sprouts or asparagus. If it's made with vegan butter and milk, it will be less vegetal and more potato-like.
Mashed Cauliflower Texture
By itself—after it's been cooked and pureed—mashed cauliflower is more liquidy than mashed potatoes, but after the fixins' have been added, it's just as creamy and smooth.
You can also make mashed cauliflower chunky like rustic mashed potatoes by smashing the cooked cauliflower by hand. It's less starchy than smashed potatoes, but it's still incredibly similar.
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Does Mashed Cauliflower Reheat Well?
Can You Freeze Pureed Cauliflower?
Freezing pureed cauliflower is a great way to preserve it if you can't get to it all before it goes bad. Unlike mashed potatoes, it'll keep its texture after it thaws.
Just put it in a freezer-safe container or even plastic freezer bags. You can reheat it in a saucepan or just let it thaw slowly in the refrigerator, though you should plan to transfer it to the fridge early on in the day to use it that evening.
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