Low Carb Cauliflower Mash

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  • prep time

    prep time

    5 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    20 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    25 min

Low Carb Cauliflower Mash

97 ratings

Evoke your sense of comfort food with a big bowl of mashed cauliflower! Not quite a potato, but this is a Keto side dish staple. Mashed cauliflower tastes almost identical to potatoes, and the creative ideas are endless. Load your mash up with cheese, garlic, or any seasoning that makes you feel like a kid at the holiday table again!


Salt is a pantry staple and parsley is used for garnish, so they aren't counted as the 5 ingredients.

  • Net Carbs

    3.8 g

  • Fiber

    2.3 g

  • Total Carbs

    6.2 g

  • Protein

    2.4 g

  • Fats

    5.3 g

75 cals

Low Carb Cauliflower Mash

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  • Cauliflower


    1 pound

  • Butter


    1 tablespoon

  • Heavy Cream

    Heavy Cream

    1-½ tablespoon

  • Garlic


    1 clove

  • Salt


    ⅛ teaspoon

  • Black Pepper

    Black Pepper

    ¼ tsp

  • Parsley Raw

    Parsley Raw

    1 tbsp

Recipe Steps

steps 4

25 min

  • Step 1

    Chop your cauliflower into florets, if necessary. Place it in a pot and cover with water.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Bring the pot of cauliflower to a boil and cook the veggies until they are soft and break apart easily - about 20 minutes. Drain the water, and stir in the butter. It’s okay if the cauliflower starts to crumble.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Transfer the cauliflower to a food processor. Combine the cream, garlic, salt, and pepper in the processor until the cauliflower is creamy and smooth.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Serve hot with chopped parsley and enjoy!
    Step 4

Comments 27

  • SuperCauliflower979349

    SuperCauliflower979349 2 months ago

    I wasn’t that enamoured with it. I wouldn’t put garlic in next time.

    • AmazingRadish235934

      AmazingRadish235934 7 months ago

      Tasty and creamy! Similar texture to mashed potatoes

      • kgreene8898

        kgreene8898 a year ago

        This was my first food on Keto. It turned out really well! we had it with the Italian Meatloaf then used the leftovers for shepherd's pie. Will make it again soon.

        • Gina1234

          Gina1234 2 years ago

          I forgot to weigh my califlower before boiling can someone please tell me how much a head weighs?

          • HolySimian

            HolySimian 2 years ago

            I don't understand why this is tagged as dairy free when it has butter, cream, and optional cheese. Yes, I can use substitutes, but then the nutritional values are useless.

            • BlithesomeCauliflower172646

              BlithesomeCauliflower172646 a year ago

              ExcellentKale744467 I would love to be able to do as you suggest but how do you do that? I only have the option to Quick Edit the nutrients and not the ingredients.

            • ExcellentKale744467

              ExcellentKale744467 2 years ago

              Edit the ingredients on quick edit and replace them with the alternatives that’s what I do :)

          • ProjectMe

            ProjectMe 2 years ago

            Delicious. I’ll be making again!😃

            • AJ

              AJ 2 years ago

              Going to make this but was wondering if I switch and use cream cheese what’s the calorie and net carb difference

              • ExcellentKale744467

                ExcellentKale744467 2 years ago

                Just use the quick edit nutrients and swap out some ingredients, I tend to find that best

            • Dragonfly Sister

              Dragonfly Sister 2 years ago

              Turned out really amazing. I think next time I’ll roast the garlic first and I really must get a full pound, I was shy by 4 oz and I need full size food processor.

              • RemarkableAvocado753883

                RemarkableAvocado753883 2 years ago

                I add a handful of grated parmesan and its lovely. Great as a topping for shepherds pie as well.

                • KetoApprenticeYear1

                  KetoApprenticeYear1 2 years ago

                  Would this work using Creme Fraiche instead of cream (can’t do cream)? Thought I would have my salmon fillet on top for dinner tonight.

                  • RSstigstigstig

                    RSstigstigstig 2 years ago

                    Crème Fraiche and cream can be used interchangeably, no issue.

                • Unicorn Dolphin

                  Unicorn Dolphin 2 years ago

                  I made this recipe to top the shepherds pie recipe, and it was really good! I use garlic powder instead of fresh garlic.

                  • UnbelievableRadish677390

                    UnbelievableRadish677390 2 years ago

                    The best - try it and you'll be glad you did. Perfect the cottage pie keto style

                    • IneffableKetone796882

                      IneffableKetone796882 3 years ago

                      I always make this with the frozen bags of cauliflower rice. I just sauté it until all the water cooks out and then proceed with blending everything together. Soooo good, have made this countless times. Mashed potatoes, who?

                      • Red fox 69

                        Red fox 69 3 years ago

                        I've just made this I roasted the garlic befor I added it yummy 😋

                        • FavorableAvocado994471

                          FavorableAvocado994471 3 years ago

                          Wish I had the recipe available in other recipes where it's called for.

                          • IncredibleAvocado717118

                            IncredibleAvocado717118 3 years ago

                            So easy!

                            • lowcarbIGOTTHIS!

                              lowcarbIGOTTHIS! 3 years ago

                              I’m not a big fan of cauliflower though so bc what would I do to do without it or can I ?

                              • Mary

                                Mary 3 years ago

                                I don't think you can make Cauliflower Mash without using cauliflower. You might be surprised by trying it made like mashed potatoes. I sometimes add some cream cheese to it, too. That makes it pretty tasty.

                            • UnbelievableKale618198

                              UnbelievableKale618198 3 years ago

                              I make this and also add cheese to it. Really good, just not sure how to correct the mirco

                              • UnbelievableArugula890822

                                UnbelievableArugula890822 2 years ago

                                I steam mine and put in salad spinner to get out excess water

                              • FavorableCauliflower222548

                                FavorableCauliflower222548 3 years ago

                                The cauliflower must be almost dry before you mash it. The water is what smells and taste too strong. I cook the cauli around noon and let it drain all day....then my husband likes it!

                              • RemarkableArugula842905

                                RemarkableArugula842905 3 years ago

                                If you want to correct the macro, add the cheese as a separate food to your meal :) hope it helps

                            • Nomes

                              Nomes 3 years ago

                              Really good!! I used a stick blender.