6 Easy Slow Cooker Recipes Your Kids Will Love

Garlic Cauliflower Mashed "Potatoes"

Makes 4-6 servings

Ideal slow-cooker size: 3-quart

Cooking time: 4-6 hours

1 head cauliflower

3 cups water

4 large garlic cloves, peeled

1 teaspoon salt

1 bay leaf

1 tablespoon butter

Milk (if needed)

Salt and pepper to taste

Chives or green onions, for topping

Garlic Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

1. Clean the cauliflower; cut it into florets and place in the slow-cooker.

2. Stir in water, garlic cloves, salt, and bay leaf.

3. Cover and cook on HIGH for 2-3 hours or on LOW for 4-6 hours, or until cauliflower is tender.

4. Remove the garlic cloves and bay leaf. Drain the water.

5. Add the butter and let it melt.

6. Use a potato masher to mash the cauliflower; if you want it creamier, use an immersion blender. If needed, add milk 1 tablespoon at a time.

7. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve with chopped chives or green onions.

This recipe came from Slow Cooking Fast by Karen Bellessa Petersen.