Mashed cauliflower

Low carb mashed cauliflower

If you’re looking to cut carbs, cut calories, or just get more vegetables you have to try mashed cauliflower! It’s a great low-calorie substitute for mashed potatoes that you can eat when you are craving comfort food but you don’t want to load up on carbs.

You’ll need a good blender or food processor to get a smooth, creamy consistency. You can use a hand blender, a high-performance blender like a Vitamix, a food processor, or even a baby food maker.

This recipe is designed for low carb diets, so it uses a generous amount of heavy cream. If you’re eating plan is more about cutting fat or calories, you can substitute the cream with regular milk – or for extra creaminess without the fat, try using low-fat evaporated milk!

I like to make this dish up ahead of time and then keep it warm in a slow cooker on the low setting while I make the rest of the meal.

If you want to have some more fun using cauliflower,  try cauliflower rice, which uses cauliflower to make a substitute for rice.

Mashed cauliflower
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Cauliflower rice is a low-carb substitute for mashed potatoes. Indulge in a little comfort food without the carbs and calories! 

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Low Carb
Keyword: cauliflower rice
Servings: 4
Calories: 87 kcal
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • ¼- ½ cup heavy cream (or milk or evaporated milk)
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  1. Cut the cauliflower into pieces and steam them for 10-15 minutes until tender.

  2. Using a food processor or blender, purée the cauliflower, adding the cream or milk as needed until it is very smooth.

  3. Add the garlic salt and mix well.

Recipe Notes

Tip: make this dish up ahead of time and let it stay warm in a slow cooker while you cook the rest of dinner.