This Low Carb Cauliflower Mash is even more wildly delicious than it looks! You are going to go nuts for this creamy goodness. It is basically impossible not to like, with all of the deliciousness of mashed potatoes without the carbs. This is one the whole family will enjoy!
Low Carb Cauliflower Mash Backstory
Growing up, one of my favorite dishes was Mashed Potatoes.
I can remember being in my Grandmother's kitchen, watching her make them with her handheld mixer.
Just like when she made cakes, she always let me lick the batter.
It is true - I am such a savory girl that I was just as happy to lick potatoes off the beaters as I was cake batter.
Maybe even happier.
I still get excited at the thought of cheesy, fluffy mashed potatoes, but it has been quite a while since I have them.
These days, I opt for this Low Carb Cauliflower Mash. And, surprisingly, I'm not missing potatoes.
This mashed cauli is luscious - with all the creamy, buttery goodness of the “real thing”.
The only thing missing is the white carbs! And I think that is something that we can all celebrate.
This recipe is fabulous served with meatloaf or steak, and also would make a great holiday side. It is something the whole crowd will enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions
You can, but you might not like the results. If you don't let the cauliflower drain, you might end up with a watery mash. If for any reason you decide to do this, I recommend not adding the heavy cream until the very end. That way you can have a bit more control over the consistency.
Yes, cauliflower is one of the most Keto-Friendly vegetables that there is. It has just 2.9 grams of carbohydrates per cup.
And bonus points: It is full of Vitamin C, fiber, and potassium.
You can read more about why cauliflower is great on a low carb diet here.
It isn’t necessary to store cauliflower in the crisper. If yours is full, keep it in the packaging and store it on a shelf in the refrigerator.
Tools Needed to Make This Recipe:
- Food Processor, Stand Mixer, or Hand Mixer
- Large Pot
Variations for This Recipe
- Add 1 head of peeled and mashed roasted garlic.
- If you are not on Keto, you can use milk or buttermilk in place of the heavy cream.
- Add 1 teaspoon smoked paprika.
- Use mascarpone cheese or cream cheese in place of the goat cheese.
- Add 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish and 3 tablespoons fresh minced dill
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Low Carb Cauliflower Mash
Low Carb Cauliflower Mash
- 1 head large cauliflower cut into florets (about 8 cups)
- 3 ounces goat cheese
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream more as needed to reach desired consistency
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Gather your ingredients. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
- Add cauliflower and cook for 5 minutes. Drain and place the cauliflower on paper towels to absorb any excess water.
- Transfer cauliflower to a food processor and add goat cheese, butter, cream, sea salt, garlic powder, fresh ground black pepper, and cayenne pepper.
- Process until smooth, adding in more cream if necessary to reach desired consistency.
That looks really good! I love the idea of getting that yummy texture and a great flavor but with a ton less carbs and calories.
Wow that looks so good! I love cauliflower!!
this looks like a healthy and delicious alternative to regular mashed potatoes! need to try this!
I am going on a low carb diet. Cauliflower is my fave. I will definitely try out this recipe.
Goat cheese - THAT is a new one. Never thought to add any sort of cheese to my cauliflower mash but now that I think about it, it does sound like a great idea!
Our family loves cauliflower so this will be a big hit. We don't have to call it faux potatoes because we love it for itself. Great recipe.
Trying to get my summer body ready, so this low carb cauliflower mash is going into the menu rotation this week. Looks soooo good and love that it's not loaded with carbs!
Yummy, super healthy and filling with low carbs to make it an even better deal. We love cauliflower at home and this will add a twist to our usual recipe. Thanks!
I will get some cauliflower today and make this. It looks so good and the fact that it is less carbohydrates in my diet makes it an excellent dish to enjoy!
Hmm, I never knew that you can do mashed cauliflower. :0)
I love recipes that replace potatoes with cauliflower! It is healthier, and still delicious! Can't wait to try this out!
What a great recipe! This will make an awesome side dish with dinner this week; excited to try it out!
That looks very delicious. I’m sure my family would love if I attempted this one. Will put this on my to do list for future dinners 🙂
I'm really not a goat cheese fan. Any ideas for substitutions? Thanks!
You could use cream cheese! Does that work for you?
My kids so love cauliflower dishes because they always ask me to cook one. I'm so glad I found this site. I'll absolutely try these recipes!