Mashed Cauliflower Recipes

Looking for a low-carb side dish? Mashed cauliflower is a great alternative to potatoes. Find recipes to try it with garlic, coconut milk, or cheese!

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Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

Rating: 4.5 stars 847
This recipe is so easy and healthy. I love mashed potatoes, and when I started the South Beach Diet® and couldn't have them, I had to find an alternative. This is an awesome alternative, and people who hate vegetables love it. I do recommend using a large food processor for this recipe.

Twice Baked Cauliflower with Bacon

Rating: 4.5 stars 27
Awesome substitute for mashed potatoes and a great way to get kids to eat their veggies!!!

Healthy Shepherd's Pie with Cauliflower Mash

Rating: 4.5 stars 14
This shepherd's pie with cauliflower mash is a low-carb, healthier version of a great cold-weather dish. Enjoy this satisfying meal with a little less guilt.

Keto Cauliflower Bacon Cheese Mash

Rating: 5 stars 9
You will never miss eating mashed potatoes again now that you can have this deliciously creamy, bacon-cheese- flavored mashed cauliflower instead!

Cauliflower Puree

Rating: 4.5 stars 28
This simple but surprisingly flavorful puree is a satisfying stand-in for mashed potatoes, and it couldn't be easier. There's no cream in it and only a teensy touch of butter, so it's good for anyone counting calories or carbs. It pleases the meat-and-potatoes eaters at my table, even though it contains neither.

Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

Rating: 4.5 stars 843
Cauliflower 'mashed potatoes' are a guilt-free and delicious way to cut calories and add veggies to any meal.
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Loaded Cauliflower

Rating: 4.5 stars 499
A great way to add some zip to your cauliflower. This recipe is low-carb and resembles a loaded potato! Very unique and down right tasty!

Mashed Cauliflower Bake

Rating: 4.5 stars 96
Cauliflower and cheese combine to make a creamy side dish. The possibilities with seasonings are endless.

Smashed Cauliflower Side Dish

Rating: 4 stars 105
Wonderfully creative substitute for potatoes or rice. Surprise your family with this excellent side dish!

Rockin' Good Smashed Cauliflower with Garlic

Rating: 4.5 stars 36
I substituted this dish for mashed potatoes as a low-carb alternative, and my husband said it was 'rockin' good.' Flavors of Parmesan, garlic, and chives brought cauliflower to a new level and we didn't miss the potatoes. This goes well with a nice grilled steak or London broil.

Steamed Mashed Cauliflower

Rating: 4 stars 37
Steamed head of cauliflower without butter, milk, extra calories, or carbs. Very light, very tasty. My 12-year-old child is very picky, but absolutely loves my faux mashed potatoes as they are very similar in texture and taste to the real thing. As an extra we've even added roasted garlic cloves. Heavenly!

Low Carb Cheddar and Garlic Cauliflower Mash

Rating: 4.5 stars 24
This recipe is great for anyone on a low-carb diet and has that occasional mashed potato craving.

Inspiration and Ideas

Twice Baked Cauliflower with Bacon
Rating: Unrated 27
"This is wonderful side! I admit that I do double everything except the cauliflower. Doing so makes the dish rich and creamy." – cwinters3
Loaded Cauliflower
Rating: Unrated 509
Watch how to make a lower-carb version of loaded baked potatoes.
Mashed Cauliflower
Rating: 4.5 stars 65

Quick alternative to mashed potatoes.