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Creamy Keto Mashed Cauliflower

Move over potatoes - this is Cauliflower Mash Keto Style and it is so much like the "real thing" that you won't believe it.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vegetables, vegetarian
Servings: 6
Calories: 108.27kcal
Author: Wendy Polisi


  • 1 cup chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 head cauliflower chopped
  • 3 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons butter softened
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper


Stove Top

  • Bring the broth and salt to a boil in a large pot. Add the cauliflower. Bring to a simmer, then cover and reduce heat to low. Cook for 20 minutes.
  • Remove cauliflower with a slotted spoon and dry on paper towels. Reserve the remaining cooking water.

Instant Pot

  • To make cauliflower in the Instant pot, place the broth in the bottom and put your steamer basket or trivet on top. Add the cauliflower and close the lid.
  • Set your valved to seal and cook on manual high pressure for three minutes. Do a quick release.
  • Open the lid, and let it cool for a couple of minutes. Reserve the remaining liquid. Place the cauliflower on paper towels to drain and proceed with the recipe as directed.

Both Methods

  • Transfer the cauliflower to a food processor and add cream cheese, butter, and black pepper.
    Photo of steamed cauliflower, cream cheese, and seasonings in a food processor.
  • Process for 3 minutes, until very smooth. Add remaining cooking water, 1 tablespoon at a time until the desired consistency is reach. Taste and season with salt and pepper.


Calories: 108.27kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.62g | Protein: 2.9g | Fat: 8.99g | Saturated Fat: 5.21g | Cholesterol: 25.63mg | Sodium: 638.53mg | Potassium: 337.44mg | Fiber: 1.96g | Sugar: 2.29g | Vitamin A: 306.99IU | Vitamin C: 48.93mg | Calcium: 37.32mg | Iron: 0.53mg