Creamy Mashed Cauliflower With Melted Butter

Mashed cauliflower recipe

Craving mashed potatoes while following a low carb ketogenic diet?

Mashed potatoes are too high in carbs to be keto-friendly. Mashed cauliflower is a good keto alternative.

1 cup of mashed potatoes contains 35 grams of total carbs, while 1 cup of cauliflower mashed only has 11 grams total carbs.

Mashed cauliflower is a low-carb and keto substitute for mashed potatoes.

It’s a velvety cauliflower puree that’s as creamy and rich as its potato counterpart.

All you need is 5 main ingredients:

  • Cauliflower
  • Cream cheese
  • Milk
  • Garlic
  • Butter

With cream cheese, milk and butter, it’s almost guaranteed to come out creamy and heavenly.

It’s a great sub to mashed potatoes without all the carbs.

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Mashed cauliflower recipe

Keto Cauliflower Mashed Recipe

Tina Alexandre
This mashed cauliflower recipe is rich, creamy, gluten-free, low-carb, and delicious. It's a great keto and low-carb substitute for mashed potatoes. Even tastes better than mashed potatoes if you ask me.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
0 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 201 kcal


  • 1 large head cauliflower, florets removed
  • 4 oz cream cheese (cut into chunks)
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp butter (cut into chunks)
  • 1 tsp olive oil (optional)
  • 4 gloves garlic
  • 3/4 tsp salt (to taste)


  • Boil a large pot of water for cauliflower. Once it comes to a boil, add cauliflower florets and add a few pinches of salt. Cook for about 10 minutes until tender. Drain the water and press the florets with paper towels to remove the excess water.
  • Return the cauliflower to the pot and mash with a masher or fork until smooth. or until you reach the desired consistency.
  • Add the cream cheese, butter, and milk and stir. Season with salt. Continue to mash until it's all seasoned and creamy. Add a drop of milk if you prefer a smoother texture.
  • Dress it with chives and a slice of butter.


Nutrition Info (per serving): 201 calories, 5.7 g protein, 9.5 g carbohydrates, 3.7 g fiber, 4.4 g sugar, 16.8 g fat, 8.8 g saturated fat.
Keyword Cauliflower, Mashed Potatoes
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