Simple and Delicious Mashed Cauliflower Recipe

Simple & Delicious Mashed Cauliflower


Why Not Potatoes?

I know, to all of the the die hard mashed potato lovers out there (likely the majority of Americans I would assume) mashed cauliflower sounds like blaspehmy. So, why change something that is already so perfect? First off, I have to be honest. I have a problem with potatoes, a serious one. Let’s just say my favorite meal at Cracker Barrel is the vegetable platter, where you order 4 different vegetable sides. That sounds like a great thing, right? Wrong. The four side dishes selected are mashed potatoes, steak fries, and a double order of those amazing hashbrowns. I mean, potatoes ARE vegetables, right?! 

So, why not potatoes? I have recently made some changes to my lifestyle in an effort to take better care of myself physically and mentally. One of these changes has been the decision to adopt a low carb, high fat diet. (For more details on my 16 Week Weight Loss Diet, see my Food Fundamentals post.) In an effort to reduce that “carb deprived” feeling, I found myself drawn to all of these new cauliflower recipes floating around online. After giving a few recipes a whirl, I am totally hooked. Ultimately, cauliflower transforms into such a veriety of options that it is tough not to fall in love. So, again you ask, why not potatoes? Because cauliflower is a delicious alternative that keeps carbs low and stomachs full. 

Want More Cauliflower?

This post will be the first of many in my new cauliflower recipe series. Based on the variations I have found online, I have mastered a few of my own recipes and I am continuing to try out new recipes and methods each week. But how can you make sure you get the latest updates? Subscribe to Sane Momma and you will be amon the first to know! Want a hint? My next cauliflower will completely change the way you think about pizza fridays.  

Alright everyone, Let’s get cookin’!

Equipment Needed: 

Before you get started, please note that you definitely need a food processor for this recipe. If you need to purchase one, I have been extremely pleased with this one that I purchased on Amazon. I use it for everything from my cauliflower recipes to baby food purees.


My Mashed Cauliflower Recipe

Simple Mashed Cauliflower
Serves 4
This side dish really hits the spot when you are craving carbs. It is a suprisingly filling option as well. 4 ingredients, 4 steps. Simple and delicious.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
193 calories
8 g
46 g
18 g
3 g
11 g
170 g
86 g
3 g
1 g
6 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 193
Calories from Fat 155
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g
Saturated Fat 11g
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 46mg
Sodium 86mg
Total Carbohydrates 8g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 3g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 head Cauliflower (cut into florets)
  2. 6 Tablespoons butter (softened)
  3. 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  4. Salt and Pepper to taste
  1. 1. Steam cauliflower until tender (about 10 minutes)
  2. 2. Using a food processor, blend cauliflower to desired consistency.
  3. 3. Transfer cauliflower to a large dish and stir in butter until melted and evenly distributed
  4. 4. Stir in garlic powder and salt and pepper to taste
  1. Serve immediately - this dish does get cold quickly; however, it is easy to heat in the microwave if you prefer to make it ahead of time.
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For those of you who aren’t big on using real butter, I have used brummel and brown and can say that the dish is still decicous. I haven’t tried any other butter alternatives, but I am sure that they would be sufficient as well.




Now that I am hooked on cauliflower, I will be posting more cauliflower recipes soon. Subscribe to Sane Momma to get the latest updates.


So, what do you think of this recipe? 


What’s Next? 

The BEST Cauliflower Pizza Crust


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Jessica is a happily married stay at home mom of a little boy with a big personality. After having her son, she realized how important it is for moms to take care of themselves physically and mentally. Sane Momma is her contribution to help mommas everywhere find some sanity and focus on self-care.

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