A quick way to make the cauliflower puree is by using the food processor. Simply place cooked cauliflower, cream cheese and garlic in the food processor; cover. Process until smooth. For convenience, the cauliflower mixture can be made ahead of time and stored in tightly covered container in refrigerator up to 24 hours. Reheat in microwave or in saucepan on top of stove just before serving.
How to Purchase and Store Cauliflower
Choose a firm head of cauliflower with compact florets and crisp green leaves. Avoid any heads with yellow or brown spots. Store unwashed cauliflower in a perforated resealable plastic bag in the refrigerator and use within 4 days of purchase.
Prepare as directed, except substitute PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese for PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese.