Keto Cauliflower Mash with Sour Cream and Chives

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  • prep time

    prep time

    7 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    5 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    12 min

Keto Cauliflower Mash with Sour Cream and Chives

49 ratings

This low carb mash is loaded with flavor and fats from tangy Parmesan and sour cream, infused with aromatic chives.

This is a great side dish to serve with grilled or roasted meats or white fish.

  • Net Carbs

    3.4 g

  • Fiber

    3.3 g

  • Total Carbs

    6.8 g

  • Protein

    3.7 g

  • Fats

    8.2 g

107 cals

Keto Cauliflower Mash with Sour Cream and Chives

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  • Unsalted Butter

    Unsalted Butter

    1-½ tablespoon

  • Cauliflower


    1 medium - head - 5" to 6" diameter

  • Garlic


    1 clove

  • Chives


    1 tablespoon

  • Parmesan Cheese

    Parmesan Cheese

    1 tablespoon, grated

  • Sour Cream

    Sour Cream

    ¼ cup

  • Salt, Sea Salt

    Salt, Sea Salt

    ¼ teaspoon

  • Black Pepper

    Black Pepper

    ⅛ teaspoon

Recipe Steps

steps 4

12 min

  • Step 1

    Dice the cauliflower into florets. Add the florets to a pan of boiling water and simmer until tender. About 5 minutes. Drain the cauliflower and pat dry.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Add the cauliflower to a food processor along with the garlic, Parmesan and butter. Season to taste and blend to a mash.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Add the sour cream and blend again.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Transfer the mash to a serving dish and stir through the chives to serve.
    Step 4

Comments 27

  • FantasticRadish462617

    FantasticRadish462617 a month ago

    Inspired by a comments from previous posts, l MICROWAVED the cauliflower 4 minutes then added it and the next ingredients to my IMMERSION BLENDER. Awesome results, smooth and creamy. For me, it was simpler, quicker and a much easier clean up. A real keeper!

    • GryphonGlobe

      GryphonGlobe 2 months ago

      Awesome. I made it with the suggestion of cheese baked on top. Hubby liked it too. Definitely a make again

      • MarvellousKale233496

        MarvellousKale233496 2 months ago

        Soooo good! Totally fixes my craving for mashed potatoes. I added a couple of Broccoli florets.

        • Lfind

          Lfind 8 months ago

          My sister tells me, she add a couple tbsp of potato flakes and its real close to the real thing

          • Ryder

            Ryder a year ago

            Another idea that I use is once the mash is complete I top with cheddar and bake in the oven. My husband, who does not do Keto loves this dish

            • DonnaGi

              DonnaGi a year ago

              Was very good Could use a little bit more salt and flavoring. I used 2 cloves garlic, and had to use extra salt. I think next time I would also add more cauliflower and get 5 servings out of it. Will definitely make this again, with just a few tweaks.

              • Zoftigs

                Zoftigs 2 years ago

                We loved this, will definitely make this again!!!

                • Juedmich

                  Juedmich 2 years ago

                  This is fantastic recipe.. Loved it. Will make often

                  • FedUp!

                    FedUp! 3 years ago

                    Similar to how I do it! Sometimes I use Parmesan and sometimes I don't. I cook the cauliflower in a steamer basket in the Instant pot for 4 minutes with quick release. Let it cool enough to handle and put it in a clean thin tea towel or cheese cloth and squeeze as much water out as possible. I use an immersion blender to get a smooth texture. I make this in advance, refrigerate it and heat portions in the microwave as needed.

                    • BlithesomeArugula176012

                      BlithesomeArugula176012 a year ago

                      I don’t know what I would do without my instant pot. Thank you for posting this. In my first week on the keto diet and I’m still feeling my way around.

                  • rewolf

                    rewolf 3 years ago

                    1 clove of garlic was extremely strong for us. Maybe the cloves are bigger here? I should've checked the weight :P Awesome recipe though! Thoroughly enjoyed it.

                    • FantasticKetone631118

                      FantasticKetone631118 3 years ago

                      Better than tators

                      • GorgeousArugula196117

                        GorgeousArugula196117 3 years ago

                        Can I use coconut cream instead of sour cream?

                        • Lisa

                          Lisa 3 years ago

                          Does this freeze well? I’m the only one doing keto at home

                          • Tom

                            Tom 3 years ago

                            Very good, we’ve had it several times, done in a microwave.

                            • MrsBiggs71

                              MrsBiggs71 3 years ago

                              How much is 1 serving? 1/2 or 1 cup?

                              • Jessi Sipes

                                Jessi Sipes 3 years ago

                                I believe it’s just under half a cup

                            • Cklais

                              Cklais 3 years ago

                              Made this in my airfryer. Put egg, salt, pepper, and chopped bacon on top of avacodo. Cooked for 10 min at 400F, topped with chives and mozzerella cheese. Crispy on the outside, soft yolk inside, which I liked. Yum! I would make again. Cook longer for a harder yolk.

                              • Julianne

                                Julianne 3 years ago

                                Wrong recipe (?)

                            • Ashlyk

                              Ashlyk 3 years ago

                              Best substitute i found so far. Added a little bit of extra garlic

                              • Tashaw72

                                Tashaw72 3 years ago

                                Great mashed potato substitute


                         4 years ago

                                  I added bacon, cream cheese, and topped with extra sharp cheddar. Total comfort food!!

                                  • BananaLiana

                                    BananaLiana 4 years ago

                                    Has anyone made this with earthly choice?? (Costco cauliflower rice packs) wondering if I can cheat and do this quickly!!

                                    • JB

                                      JB 2 days ago

                                      You definitely can use frozen cauliflower rice.


                             4 years ago

                                      I made it with frozen cauliflower rice and came out delicious!

                                  • WorkingSLim

                                    WorkingSLim 4 years ago

                                    Delicious quick recipe!!! I enjoyed it. I don't have a food processor so I used my magic bullet

                                    • Julianne

                                      Julianne 3 years ago

                                      I was wondering what else I can whip this up in ... thank you! I asked for a food processor for Christmas (lol).