We are not going to really fool anyone, but this is a delicious dish in its own right! The yogurt gives the creamy mash the tang of a baked potato with sour cream. This is a perfect texture for bariatric eating because a little on the fork with any protein turns it into a soft moist chew.

A really nice dish for short ribs or beef stew... something simmered with gravy.


  • 1 medium head of cauliflower, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and left whole
  • Sea salt
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth, I use Swanson
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt, I use Fage
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 chopped green onions or chives


  • Add the cauliflower, garlic and a pinch of salt to a boiling pot of water, cover and cook until very tender, 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Drain well then dry by turning out onto paper towels and pressing down with more paper towels - this is a key step.
  • Add the hot cauliflower and garlic cloves to a food processor with the broth, olive oil, and yogurt - process until very smooth.
  • Stir in a pinch of salt and pepper to taste and top with the chopped green onions or chives.
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