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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Twice Baked Cauliflower with Bacon

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Awesome substitute for mashed potatoes and a great way to get kids to eat their veggies!!!

Healthy Shepherd's Pie with Cauliflower Mash

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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

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

Cauliflower Puree

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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

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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.
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Loaded Cauliflower

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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

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Cauliflower and cheese combine to make a creamy side dish. The possibilities with seasonings are endless.

Rockin' Good Smashed Cauliflower with Garlic

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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.

Aimee's Mashed Cauliflower 'Potatoes'

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This is a great low-fat and low-carb substitute for mashed potatoes. You may never go back to mashed potatoes again. Everyone that's tried it has loved it.

Steamed Mashed Cauliflower

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30
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!

Smashed Cauliflower Side Dish

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Wonderfully creative substitute for potatoes or rice. Surprise your family with this excellent side dish!

Mashed Cauliflower (Mashed Potatoes Replacement)

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A healthier, low-carb version of America's obsession with mashed potatoes. It may sound odd, but try it!

Inspiration and Ideas

Twice Baked Cauliflower with Bacon

"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

Watch how to make a lower-carb version of loaded baked potatoes.

Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Mash

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15

This recipe is low-calorie and low in carbohydrates to meet the needs of my Ideal Protein® diet plan. I use this as a substitute for potatoes.