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Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes Recipe with unbelievable taste and texture. Plus so easy to make! Save your calories for turkey. | ifoodreal.com

These Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes came out FANTASTIC!!! On a scale of 1 to 10, cauliflower taste = 0.5. Whoever came up with an idea for a cauliflower mash as a faux mashed potatoes is genius! You could easily swap it for mashed potatoes any time. I love mashed potatoes and eat them occasionally, more than that i na form of turkey bacon mashed potatoes, but I would make this for a lighter meal. Everything in moderation, my friends. And I’m so past the stage of deprivation. Mashed potatoes, bacon and cream cheese in mah belly…inside the belly, not hanging outside.:)

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes Recipe with unbelievable taste and texture. Plus so easy to make! Save your calories for turkey. | ifoodreal.com

Cauliflower mashed potatoes are fluffy and light. Take 15 minutes to make and require minimum ingredients. Honestly, I have not made it before because a few years ago I attempted making cauliflower pudding and that came out disgusting. I still remember that creamy yucky taste in my mouth. But this…was nothing like that!

Just like with cauliflower biscuits and cauliflower breadsticks, mashed cauliflower potatoes do not taste like mashed potatoes because…cauliflower is not potatoes, that is correct. But it tastes pretty darn amazing!

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes Recipe with unbelievable taste and texture. Plus so easy to make! Save your calories for turkey. | ifoodreal.com

All you have to do do is cook cauliflower until fork tender. All my pots were busy so I successfully stuffed a huge cauliflower head into a small pot and made a big mess on my gas stove. So, that works if you are rushing like me, as always. I can’t wait to have a bigger sink in a few weeks to shoot better pictures. And new updated kitchen too. I will be poor again but happy – happy. And happy wife = happy life. Even my kids know that by now, they are men after all.

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes Recipe with unbelievable taste and texture. Plus so easy to make! Save your calories for turkey. | ifoodreal.com

This wonderful buttery waterfall…This was only a tablespoon, it was a lot and I was surprised how much is a tablespoon of butter. I love butter in mashed potatoes and would never replace it with anything else. Organic, preferably grass-fed butter (if you can find it – I can’t) is the best. It is totally healthy, in moderation. In my opinion, not even my favourite coconut oil can compare.

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes rules, I swear! Try it!

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Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes



  1. Separate cauliflower into florets and cut in smaller chunks. In a medium pot, combine cauliflower, garlic and enough cold water to cover the vegetables. Cover with a lid and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cook for about 10 minutes or until cauliflower is fork tender. Drain.
  2. Add butter or olive oil, salt and ground black pepper to taste. Using immersion blender (food processor), process until very smooth or desired consistency. Adjust salt and pepper to taste, if necessary. Serve hot just like you would serve mashed potatoes.
  3. Storage Instructions: Refrigerate in a glass airtight container for up to 3-4 days.

Nutritional Info

Servings Per Recipe: 4

Amount Per Serving = 3/4 cup:
Calories: 96.4
Total Fat: 3.5 g
Cholesterol: 7.8 mg
Sodium: 396.3 mg
Total Carbs: 14.8 g
Dietary Fiber: 7.1 g
Protein: 5.6 g
WW Points+: 2

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  1. Suzanne

    I discovered that mashed cauliflower comes out much better if you roast it in the oven with a little olive oil, rather than steaming or boiling – less water content that way. I like to roast mine with garlic and red onion for extra flavor, before puréeing in the food processor.

  2. Kathryn Grace

    So far my attempts at mashed cauliflower haven’t turned out too well, but your recipe looks terrific, and I like Suzanne’s suggestion of roasting rather than boiling to reduce the water content (and nutrient loss). I’ll give both methods a try, using your recipe. Thanks!

  3. Crista

    I used organic free range chicken broth instead of the water and it was delicious! The broth gives the cauliflower so much flavor! Thanks for the recipe!

  4. Christian

    Boiling the cauliflower as we speak. But why add the garlic in the water when it will be drained?

  5. Sandy Miller

    For grassfed butter, look for Kerry Gold butter from Ireland. It is amazingly delicious.

    • Olena

      I agree. There is also Kiwi brand. I also bought my local farm’s grass fed butter and it went bad really fast like real butter from childhood in Ukraine. It became dark yellow outside and tasted bitter. Ew but at least I knew that I had real butter. I didn’t expect that but now I know.

  6. sylvia

    Hi Olena, I buy my Kerry Gold Butter from Costco and stock up, as it’s more expensive in regular grocery stores… thanks for the recipe, I’m going to give it a go tonight!

    • Olena

      Hi Sylvia. Costco in Canada doesn’t carry it.:( However, since I don’t use butter a lot it lasts forever. Let me know how you like these.:)

  7. Betty

    Steam the cauliflower in basket & use half butter &half cream cheese. Works for me!!!
    Thanks for the other suggestions !!!

  8. Joe F

    We are dairy free so liked this method. I used 1tbs coconut oil and 1 tsp salt in vitamix. Did steam garlic with the cauliflower. May try oven roasted next time

  9. Cristina

    Tried this with oilve oil instead of butter and I really loved it. I’m going to try and sneak it into one of my kid’s dishes, I’m sure she’ll like it!

    • Olena

      Hi Christina. Any type of fat will work. Even melted pork fat. Kidding but that is what we ate in Ukraine with fried potatoes.
      Um, my kids didn’t like mashed cauliflower. Oldest one said it is not bad but no thank you haha. Try and see. Never know! My kids still shock me sometimes with food choices. In a good way.

  10. Melanie

    This recipe sounds so easy and yummy! I actually have my cauliflower cooking right now so I can add this to my meal prep for the week.. Can’t wait to try it

    • Olena

      Awesome. I just cooked buffalo cauliflower soup yesterday which I am about to post and thought cooked chunky cauliflower did remind me of something. These mashed potatoes.:) Enjoy!

  11. Maria c. Valdes

    I just made this recipe and it was so easy I used regular that I bought at Aldi. Itwas really good.

  12. Jason Coleman

    Not so much. It’s still cauliflower. It was enough of a treatment that I could eat it, but it did not fool the kids.
    Back to the drawing board for a way to cook this veggie AND make it taste good.

  13. Isabel

    Delicious! Healthy alternative when craving mashed potatoes. I’m pairing the cauliflower mash with crock pot chicken pot pie!

  14. Shannan

    I absolutely HATE cauliflower but I MUST say this recipe is beyond AMAZING!! I followed the recipe and used butter (out of Kerry Gold). I even sent this to my mom who hates veggies but I know will like this. Next I will try roasting with the garlic and red onions too. That sounds yummy. Thank you SOOOO MUCH Olena for sharing :).

    • Olena

      You are welcome. Yes, sometimes the way cauliflower is prepared the smell of it is bleck. Especially in desserts. But most of the times it is good.

  15. Suz

    I toast bread crumbs in butter (or olive oil), with a little salt and perhaps garllic, if you like.Take the cauliflower apart into little pieces and undercook them just a minute. Put the verywell drained cauliflower-ets head first into the bread crumbs, cover for a minute to make it really hot, stir well so everyone gets their share of bread crumbs and serve. Yum. From Hungary.

    • Olena

      That sounds so good! We made similar cauliflower in Ukraine, dipped in eggs ash and then cauliflower. Of course I love garlic haha.

      • bamaman

        My electric pressure cooker works wonders here. Locks in all the nutrients and doesn’t stink up the house which was always my bigger problem with cauliflower before.



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