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Cauliflower Mashed "Potatoes"

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes Recipe

This recipe is very flexible. Feel free to use your favorite mashed potato toppings and seasonings. Some love adding a big spoonful of cream cheese. Or how about chopped crispy bacon on top? 
4.58 from 26 votes
Prep Time 8 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 28 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 120 kcal


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


  • Separate the cauliflower into florets and discard the core.
  • Bring about 2 cups 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.
  • 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.


Calories: 120kcal
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