Add the cauliflower florets, 1 tsp salt, and chicken broth into a pot. Turn the heat to high.
When the chicken stock boils, start the timer for 15-20 minutes until the cauliflower is soft.
Next, drain the chicken stock and leave cauliflower in the pot.
With a potato masher, mash the cauliflower until the consistency you like.
NOTE: To make super creamy mash, blend the cauliflower for a minute and then return to the pot.
Now add the sour cream, chives, a pinch of salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, and butter and mix.