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Rich & Creamy Cauliflower Puree

15 mins
10 mins
0 min
6 to 8 servings
Steaming cauliflower in chicken broth steps up the flavor, and pureeing it with evaporated milk gives it an intensely rich, luxurious taste and texture without the added calories of heavy cream. Although similar in look and flavor to mashed potatoes, this dish is significantly less caloric.


  • 1 large head cauliflower, cored and cut into medium florets
  • 2/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper or white pepper
  • 2/3 cup (5 fl.-oz. can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk


Place cauliflower and broth in a medium (5 1/2 quart) Dutch oven over high heat. Cover and steam until cauliflower is tender and broth has almost evaporated, about 10 minutes.

Transfer cauliflower to a blender and add salt and pepper. Remove pop-out center and, with motor running, pour in evaporated milk and blend, stopping blender once or twice to stir in unprocessed cauliflower, until puree is silky smooth. Taste and add more salt and pepper, if needed. Serve. (Cauliflower can be covered and refrigerated for up to 3 days.)

Recipe courtesy of Pam Anderson, author of The Perfect Recipe for Losing Weight & Eating Great (2008).

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size
    1/6 to 8 servings of recipe
  • Calories 60
  • Calories from Fat 20

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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% Daily Value *

  • Total Fat 2g 3%
  • Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
  • Cholesterol 10mg 3%
  • Sodium 340mg 14%
  • Carbohydrates 8g 3%
  • Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
  • Sugars 5g
  • Protein 4g
  • Vitamin A 2%
  • Vitamin C 130%
  • Calcium 10%
  • Iron 4%