Low-Carb Cauliflower Mashed "Potatoes"

Low-Carb Cauliflower Mashed "Potatoes"
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Recipe Credit: . Photo Credit: Renée Comet.
We’re not going to say that this mashed cauliflower tastes exactly like mashed potatoes, but it’s so good we promise you won’t mind. This dish makes a great low carb addition to a classic “meat and potatoes” meal. We suggest pairing with this Garlic Sesame Pork Tenderloin and Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan.
  • Prep time
    10 min
  • Cook time
    10 min
  • Servings
    4 Servings
  • Serving size
    3/4 cup
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

4 Servings

  • Serving Size
    3/4 cup
  • Amount per serving Calories 70

  • Total Fat 4g
    • Saturated Fat 2.5g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 10mg
  • Sodium 160mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 7g
    • Dietary Fiber 3g
    • Total Sugars 3g
    • Added Sugars 0g
  • Protein 4g
  • Potassium 410mg
  • Phosphorus 85mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1 Nonstarchy vegetable, 1 Fat



  • cauliflower
    1 large head
  • butter
    2 tsp
  • grated white cheddar cheese
    1/4 cup
  • salt
    1/8 tsp
  • black pepper
    1/8 tsp
  • chopped fresh chives
    2 tbsp


  1. Cut the cauliflower into florets (discard the thick stem). Insert a steamer basket in a large pot and fill the pot with water up until the level of the steamer basket. Add the cauliflower florets. Cover the pot and steam over high heat for 8 minutes or until the cauliflower is softened.

  2. Drain the cauliflower and add it to a large bowl. Use a fork or potato masher to mash the cauliflower. Stir in the butter and cheese while the cauliflower is still hot. Add the salt and pepper and stir until the mixture is mostly smooth and creamy. Serve and top with chives.

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    This was really good, I didn't even notice that it wasn't mashed potatoes. I just couldn't get the texture creamy, I think next time I'll use my blender to make it creamy. I added a little milk to loosen it up. Topped it with chives and a little sour cream