Cauliflower Mashed “Potatoes”

Mashed Cauliflower Potatoes Recipe

We recently went to Ruby Tuesdays for dinner and guess what? They have Cauliflower Mashed “Potatoes”!! It looks like mashed potatoes, its texture is similar to mashed potatoes and the taste is mashed potato-y enough to make those who are on the Paleo diet or low carb diet happy.

When I made it for the family, they loved it but all agreed that we shouldn’t call it Mashed “Potatoes” but just simply Mashed Cauliflower – it’s tasty on its own merit without having to degrade it to a quote-potato-end quote status.

Yummy Mashed Cauliflower Potatoes Recipe

I like the mashed cauliflower to be a little chunky (like I like my mashed potatoes) so instead of using an immersion blender, I just use a potato masher to mash and stir with the butter and sour cream.

A little chunky Mashed Cauliflower Potatoes Recipe

Top with chives (or whatever you normally like on your mashed potatoes) and you’ve got one heck of a side dish.

Mashed Cauliflower Potatoes Recipe with chives


Cauliflower Mashed "Potatoes" Recipe

Servings: 4 Prep Time: 8 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes
Cauliflower Mashed "Potatoes"


1 head of cauliflower
3 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons light sour cream
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
freshly ground black pepper
snipped chives


1. Separate the cauliflower into florets and chop the core finely.

2. Bring about 1 cup of water to a simmer in a pot, then add the cauliflower. Cover and turn the heat to medium. Cook the cauliflower for 12-15 minutes or until very tender.

3. Drain and discard all of the water (the drier the cauliflower is, the better) and add the milk, butter, sour cream, salt and pepper and mash with a masher until it looks like "mashed potatoes." Top with chives.

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  8. Renee

    Do you ever give nutritional information for your recipes? I am trying to keep track of my caloric intake. I made this with coconut milk, coconut oil , garlic, chives and rosemary.

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  12. Yvonne

    Just bought a head of cauliflower 2.8 lb Cost over $7.00. There were smaller heads available, some half the size. So question is, how much should a head of cauliflower weigh to comply accurately with this recipe?

  13. Leo Sigh

    Couldn’t care less if it’s Paleo or not as I don’t follow that diet πŸ™‚ but it is amazing. I make cauliflower mash all the time – cheap, fast to make and absolutely delicious. And so healthy. And wow, if a head of cauliflower is $7, as someone says in your comments, guess I’m glad I no longer live in the US πŸ™‚ I just picked one up at my local market here in Bangkok for 40 cents. Organic and straight from the farmer. Guess I have it better here than even I was aware of πŸ™‚

    1. Marie

      That’s wonderful! Cauliflower here is not that expensive. I live in Indiana and is is definitely not 7.00 for a head of cauliflower. Maybe 50 cents or 70 cents at the most.. I cannot wait to try this recipe. I’m making a beef chuck roast with carrots and parsnip tonight! This sounds like a very good compliment to dinner. And I’ll be having horseradish for the beef of course. Horseradish and beef are amazing together!!!

  14. Lisa Egan

    At first I thought the cauliflower would burn b/c it didn’t look like enough water. But I used 1&1/2 c and went til 17 min=good! Certainly does NOT taste like mashed potato! BUT, it is a good replace to for them. Still tastes good, just not like potatoes. I’d make again!

  15. Albert

    I steamed the cauliflower and added all the ingredients and mashed it.No worrying about the water and it turned out pretty good.I got cauliflower for $1.50 at a local produce store.

  16. Beverly Trojanowski

    Don’t need all those other ingredients….just add a generous scoup of mayonnaise and s&p. Delish!!!

  17. SK

    Save the water and use it a soup base. Even if you steam it, save the water, this is full of nutrients. I keep a container in my freezer, every time I steam, or have extra flavored water, juice, gravy, sauce or broth I add it to the container. It freezes in layers. When I have a continued full I make a pot of soup.

  18. Diane

    I’m in the USA & I just bought 2/$5 @ Sprouts they were huge too. Another local grocery store had it for $.98/lb, I would pass on the $7 head of califlower for sure for now. SMH

  19. Mia

    I’m not terribly satisfied on my low-carb diet (it’s doing wonders for my blood sugar though), I miss blue potatoes too much. I’m super excited to try this though I’m going full “mashed potato” treatment to try to convince the husband to try it with me (if I can just get him to try it, he’ll love it faster than I will!)


  20. Aubrey

    You know you can use a dairy free sour cream that you find at whole foods or your local health store. πŸ™‚

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