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Mashed Cauliflower

Mashed CauliflowerThis side dish is easy to make and perfect alongside any main entree. It serves as a tasty low-carb alternative to mashed potatoes, but don’t count it out; it’s a delicious side in its own right. Like mashed potatoes, serve cauliflower mash with Sunday roast, Stew, and Roasted Chicken.

Mashed cauliflower in a serving bowl with a tab of butter.

WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

  • Cauliflower: Break down a head of cauliflower for this recipe; you can also purchase a bag of cauliflower florets or two bags of riced cauliflower to make it easier.
  • Heavy Cream: Lending to the creaminess of the mashed cauliflower, heavy cream is a necessary ingredient
  • Butter: Just like mashed potatoes, mashed cauliflower is the best buttery!
  • Parmesan Cheese: I prefer using freshly shredded parmesan cheese.

HOW TO MAKE MASHED CAULIFLOWER

Boil or steam cauliflower in a sauce pan over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until the florets soften.

Begin by breaking down a cauliflower head and boil the smaller pieces until they are tender.

Add cooked cauliflower to a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Then, add cream, butter, and parmesan cheese, and mix well.

Place the tender cauliflower into the food processor to finish the mashed cauliflower recipe.

Taste with salt and pepper, and enjoy!

Season the cauliflower

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SERVING SUGGESTIONS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I make mashed cauliflower in the Instant Pot?

1. In an Instant Pot, steam cauliflower on manual high pressure for 2 minutes with a quick release.
2. Add cooked cauliflower to a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Then, add cream, butter, and parmesan cheese, and mix well.
3. Taste with salt and pepper, and enjoy!

WHAT TO DO WITH THE LEFTOVERS 

  • TO STORE – Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days.
  • TO FREEZE – Allow the dish to cool, then add the leftovers to a freezer-safe container or bag. Mashed cauliflower will freeze for 3-4 months. However, the texture may change some because of the dairy. When you’re ready to eat it, defrost the side dish in the fridge overnight.
  • TO REHEAT – Warm leftovers on the stovetop or in the microwave!
  • TO REPURPOSE – Make cauliflower pancakes or risotto using leftover cauliflower mash.

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Mashed cauliflower in a serving bowl with a tab of butter.

Mashed Cauliflower

Tressa Jamil
Mashed cauliflower is easy to make and a perfect low-carb alternative to mashed potatoes alongside any main entree.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 166 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 medium cauliflower head, cut into smaller florets
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • ½- 1 cup parmesan cheese
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • black pepper, coarse ground, to taste

Instructions
 

  • Boil or steam cauliflower in a saucepan over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until the florets soften.
  • Add cooked cauliflower to a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Then, add cream, butter, and parmesan cheese, and mix well.
  • Taste with salt and pepper, and enjoy!

Notes

Nutrition Disclosure:
  • The nutritional information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for professional advice.
 
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Nutrition

Serving: 1 cupCalories: 166kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 9gFat: 12gSodium: 284mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3g
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