Mashed Cauliflower

This fluffy mashed potatoes alternative is an excellent dish to bring to food-centric celebrations like Thanksgiving or simply to enjoy at home alongside a main meal. Our favorite entrées to pair it with are vegetarian meatloaf and noodle casserole.

STEP ONE – Preparations

  1. Get out a large pot, a steamer, a colander, and a food processor or blender.
  2. Get out a small glass measuring cup and a small serving bowl.

STEP TWO – Steam the Vegetables


1 medium cauliflower head cut into florets
4 peeled garlic cloves


  1. Place a steamer basket in the large pot, add 1 inch of water, and bring to a boil.
  2. Add the cauliflower and garlic and steam for 5 minutes until tender.
  3. Drain in the colander and add to the food processor or blender.

STEP THREE – Make the Mash


¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons sour cream
2 teaspoons fine sea salt
1 teaspoon ground pepper
2 chopped green onions


  1. In the food processor or blender, blend the cauliflower, garlic, cheese, butter, sour cream, salt, and pepper until smooth.
  2. Scoop into a serving bowl and top with the onions.

Recommended Serving Size: 1 cup (¼ of recipe)

Exchanges: 1 veg, 1 fat

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24 thoughts on “Mashed Cauliflower

  1. This looks fabulous! I love garlic with mashed cauliflower but didn’t think to use Parmesan cheese ( cream cheese was what I used). Thank you!

    Happy Thanksgiving and good health to all. 🦃


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    1. Indeed it is! Yes, you can certainly skip the garlic and adjust any of the other spices to your taste. (Sorry for the late reply btw, hope you enjoyed the recipe!)


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