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.
Cauliflower rice is a low-carb substitute for mashed potatoes. Indulge in a little comfort food without the carbs and calories!
- 1 head cauliflower
- ¼- ½ cup heavy cream (or milk or evaporated milk)
- 2 teaspoons garlic salt
Cut the cauliflower into pieces and steam them for 10-15 minutes until tender.
Using a food processor or blender, purée the cauliflower, adding the cream or milk as needed until it is very smooth.
Add the garlic salt and mix well.
Tip: make this dish up ahead of time and let it stay warm in a slow cooker while you cook the rest of dinner.