Low Carb Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
An easy and delicious low carb recipe for mashed cauliflower that will make you forget about original carb heavy mashed potatoes.
Cauliflower is often referred to as faux-tatoes because it replaces and tastes like a potato in many keto side dish recipes. Even if you aren’t a cauliflower fan, you will love cauliflower as a keto potato replacement in this mashed cauliflower recipe. You can’t even tell it’s made of cauliflower and your guests will love it!
Key Ingredients For Mashed Cauliflower
- Cauliflower - Of course you need this - it’s the star of the show! You can purchase a whole head of cauliflower and chop it up into florets. Or you can skip that step and purchase a bag of cauliflower florets or riced cauliflower. These options cut down on prep time and decrease the mess in your kitchen.
- Chicken Broth - Steaming your cauliflower in chicken broth provides so much flavor to your dish - especially if you are using homemade chicken bone broth.
- Cream Cheese - Contributes to the creaminess factor in this recipe and helps to mask the cauliflower taste.
- Parmesan Cheese - Helps to decrease the funky cauliflower taste in this mashed cauli recipe.
How To Make Cauliflower Mash
I prefer to steam my cauliflower in a skillet with some butter and homemade chicken broth. The chicken broth adds a lot of wonderful flavor to the mashed cauliflower and helps to cover up the taste of cauliflower.
Once the cauliflower is soft enough that a fork can easily slide into it, it is removed from the heat and dumped into a blender or food processor. The rest of the ingredients are added at this point and everything is mixed together until combined.
For this mashed cauliflower recipe, you can use a blender, a food processor, an immersion blender or a potato masher to grind up the cauliflower and mix the remaining ingredients.
If you prefer a creamier mashed cauliflower or cauliflower puree, I recommend using a high powered blender or a food processor.
For chunkier cauliflower mash, use an immersion blender or potato masher to mill the cooked cauliflower.
Add In Ingredients To Ramp Up Your Mashed Cauliflower
Try to add these ingredients to enhance the flavor of your mashed cauliflower:
- Cheddar Cheese
- Green onion
- Olive oil