Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

This Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes Recipe is rich in flavor. With chicken broth, cheese, and sour cream, you’d never guess it was cauliflower, not potatoes—a delicious and healthy cauliflower puree side.

cauliflower mashed potatoes

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Side dishes are some of the best parts of any meal. Mashed potatoes are always the fan favorite at the dinner table, but what about cauliflower mashed potatoes? I was skeptical that they could really replace our beloved mashed potatoes. I was legitimately surprised when I actually really enjoyed them and started planning meals around this delicious and healthy side. They would be a great compliment to other sides like Sauteed Fresh Corn and Green Pepper , Three Bean Salad , and Tomato Relish Recipe . Honestly, though all I can think about is how delicious these vegetable mashed potatoes would be with a Salmon dish like this cream salmon pasta.

What You’ll Love About this Recipe

  • Cauliflower mash is low carb as it has fewer carbs than real mashed potatoes
  • This cauliflower mashed potato recipe is often called cauliflower puree at fancy restaurants, but it’s not a fancy dish at all. It is quite easy-to-make

Ingredients for Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

ingredients for cauliflower mashed potatoes
  • 1 Large Head of Cauliflower – cleaned and cut into florets
  • 1 T of cream cheese
  • 1/4 c of grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/2 t of minced garlic
  • 1/8 t of powdered chicken bouillon
  • 18 t of ground black pepper
  • 1/4 c of sour cream
  • 1/4 c of grated mozzarella cheese
  • 2 T of butter
  • 1/2 t of salt – hold off on this extra salt until you taste the finished product. There may be enough saltiness from your bouillon.

How to Make Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

  • Add water to the double boiler pot and heat until it boils.
  • Add the cauliflower florets to the top of the double boiler. Place the lid on over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes or until the cauliflower is fork tender.
  • Add cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, garlic, bouillon, ground pepper, sour cream, mozzarella cheese, and butter using a blender or food processor and puree until smooth.
making cauliflower mashed potatoes
  • Add cauliflower, a little at a time, until all of the cauliflower is pureed.
making cauliflower mashed potatoes
  • Taste to see if you think it needs salt. Gradually add the 1/2 tsp of salt until it is salted to your taste.
cauliflower puree

Expert tip

The chicken bullion has a salty taste, so be careful when adding salt. Gradually add it and mix until it is salted to your taste

Variations

Use white cheddar cheese in place of mozzarella cheese for a stronger cheese flavor

Add mashed roasted garlic cloves for a more robust flavor

Toppings

Add a pat of butter to the top of the mashed cauliflower and sprinkle with chopped chives or fresh chopped parsely.

mashed cauliflower

FAQs

Can Cauliflower Mash be made Ahead of Time?

Yes. You can store mashed cauliflower covered in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Microwave leftovers to reheat and stir

Can I Mash Cauliflower By Hand?

You can. It will most likely not be as smooth mashing it with a hand potato masher, but you

Can I Freeze Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes?

You can, but it is not suggested. The texture will change as it thaws and it is not the same.

Freezing:

Freeze in individual portions in freezer-safe bags for up to three months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator.

Serving

Serve this mashed cauliflower as a side to dishes like Mom’s Round Steak, or Pork Tenderloin with Apples.

Spread on sliced french bread as a delicious snack

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    Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

    Easy to make cauliflower mashed potatoes are a healthy side
    5 from 1 vote
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    Course: Side Dish
    Cuisine: American
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 10 minutes
    Total Time: 20 minutes
    Servings: 6
    Calories: 120cal
    Author: Melissa Haines
    Cost: $10

    Ingredients

    • 1 medium Head of Cauliflower cleaned and cut into florets
    • 1 tbsp. cream cheese
    • ¼ cup grated Parmesan Cheese
    • ½ tsp. minced garlic
    • tsp. powdered chicken bouillon
    • tsp. ground black pepper
    • ¼ cup sour cream
    • ¼ cup grated mozzarella cheese
    • 2 tbsp. butter unsalted
    • ½ tsp. salt do not add the full amount of salt until you taste the finished product. Add salt to your preference

    Instructions

    • Using a Double Boiler, steam the cauliflower florets on medium heat for about 5 minutes, or until cauliflower is tender.
    • Add cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, garlic, bouillon, ground pepper, sour cream, mozzarella cheese, and butter into a blender or food processor
    • Puree the above
    • Add cauliflower, a little at a time, until all of the cauliflower is pureed
    • Taste first to see if it needs salt. Then gradually add the salt mixing each time you

    Notes

    Nutrition facts are only an estimate 

    Nutrition

    Calories: 120cal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 357mg | Potassium: 318mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 284IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 0.5mg

    ~Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.Com

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