Our cauliflower mash recipe creates mashed cauliflower that’s light, fluffy, and creamy all in the same bite.

Looking for that perfect substitute for a mashed potato that is low carb?
Try our cauliflower mash with cream cheese. It has a thick starchy consistency that is smooth and creamy.

This side dish is delicious and table ready in just 20 minutes, along with being healthy and definitely keto diet friendly!

Yield: Yield: 2 Serves

Mashed Cauliflower Recipe

Cauliflower Mash recipe, Mashed cauliflower

Here’s a quick and easy way to create delicious mashed cauliflower.

Easier than mashed potatoes with less prep time and no peeling necessary, our mashed cauliflower recipe is light, creamy and smooth.
Full-flavoured and creamy in every single mouthful, you won’t miss potatoes with this keto mashed cauliflower!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 4 cups Cauliflower florets
  • 2 Tbsp Cream Cheese, softened
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste


  1. Boil cauliflower for 10-15 minutes, or until very soft.
  2. Drain and transfer to a food processor together with the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Pulse until smooth.
  4. Serve hot.



Drain well. The MOST important step when making mashed cauliflower it to drain the cauliflower very well.
Any extra water will make the cauliflower watery and unappetizing.

What Goes Good with Cauliflower Mash

Serve Cauliflower Mash with everything from your favourite Steak to Roast Chicken, Schnitzel to Meatloaf with Gravy.

Cauliflower Mash Recipe Variations

Our mashed cauliflower recipe uses simple ingredients.
However, you can add your favourite ingredients to customise it to your tastes!
For example;

  • Spring onion -
    Dice some spring onion into 6mm/¼ inch cubes, then saute (optional). Fold in after pulsing the other ingredients or just sprinkle on top when finished.
  • Parmesan -
    Simply stir in some Parmesan cheese.
  • Oil —
    You could substitute Olive oil with garlic or chili oils.
  • Herbs —
    Maybe add a pinch of dried thyme, rosemary and parsley, or mixed herbs.
  • Chives -
    Finely slice fresh Chives and add to pulsed ingredients.
  • Curry -
    Add a bit of Curry powder before pulsing. This adds a curry kick to the flavour.
  • Bacon -
    Chop and pan fry some bacon, Then fold it in to the pulsed ingredients.
    This will add yummy flavour and a bit of crunch.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving:Calories: 226Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 227mgCarbohydrates: 12gFibre: 6gSugar: 6gProtein: 6g

"These values are automatically calculated and offered for guidance only. Their accuracy is not guaranteed."

Shane Lowry

Shane Lowry is the author of Good Food To Eat, a website that provides recipes and cooking help.He is a home cook who enjoys sharing his passion for food with others. Lowry’s mother is a chef, and she taught him the basics of cooking and baking when he was young.He also has experience running a catering business with his wife, specializing in finger foods and full meals for people with dietary restrictions such as gluten-free, vegan, and low-carb.Through his various cooking experiences, Lowry has learned what makes a great recipe: simple to follow, yet delicious and satisfying. That’s why he focuses on creating step-by-step recipes that are easy for anyone to make, regardless of their cooking skills.


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