I admit I wasn't all that creative because we have so much food in the house, I didn't feel like shopping. But I've never made mashed cauliflower. I just took a head of cauliflower and boiled it. Then I mashed it. I used about 2/3 cups of light butter amd garlic sea salt, pepper and chives. I finished it off with a sprinkle of parmesan. It's yummy!