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Best Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes Recipe And Simple To Make

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Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes Recipe

This mashed cauliflower recipe is so easy and healthy. I love garlic mashed potatoes.  Furthermore, when I had to reduce my carbohydrate intake due to health issues, and couldn't have mashed potatoes,  Thus, I had to find an alternative.  Moreover, this cauliflower mashed potatoes are an awesome alternative, and people who hate vegetables love it, like my husband.   Also, you can use frozen or fresh cauliflower to make these easy cauliflower mashed potatoes.  This cauliflower mash will go great with some bacon wrapped pork chops, chicken breast and a side of garlic green beans.  Finally, when I made this cauliflower mash I did not realize they would be such a hit. 

Other Recipes To Try

 If you love traditional mashed potatoesbe sure to try our slow cooker recipe.  Additionally, if you make a pot of  mashed potatoes and you don't know what to do with the left overs, try these recipes.  Enjoy!!!

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Pro Tip:  You will need a large food processor or a blender (I use a Blendec) for this recipe.

Equipment Needed:

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Instructions For The Best Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

  • 1-1/2 heads cauliflower, cut into florets (3-1/2 Pounds) or 2.5 (20-Ounce) Packages Frozen 
  • 1 tablespoon and 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1-1/2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1/4 cup and 2 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 tablespoon and 1-1/2 teaspoons reduced-fat cream cheese  (sub with 1/4 cup of heavy whipping cream or start by adding 3 tablespoons to make it smoother)
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add cauliflower, cover, and steam until tender, about 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat; cook and stir garlic until softened, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Transfer half the cauliflower to a food processor or blender; cover and blend on high. Add remaining cauliflower florets, one at a time, until vegetables are creamy. Blend in garlic, Parmesan cheese,  heavy whipping cream or cream cheese, salt, and black pepper.
****Use organic when possible

Feel free to customize this cauliflower mash, make them thicker or thinner and you can use gravy.  

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