Garlic Butter Mashed Cauliflower

By Rena |

Garlic Butter Mashed Cauliflower – This easy cauliflower mash recipe is a healthier alternative to the traditional mashed potatoes. It is super tasty, creamy, low carb, and easy to make. A delicious keto recipe that anyone can follow.

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Easy Garlic Butter Mashed Cauliflower Recipe

What’s better than creamy buttery mashed potatoes? A low carb mash potatoes! This cauliflower mash tastes just like mash potatoes without any of the carbs! Super easy to make, so tasty and the best part is you can have it without any of the guilt! They make a great side dish. This mashed cauliflower recipe is flavored with garlic and fresh herbs. It is a keto cauliflower recipe in which butter was used that you can swap with olive oil if preferred.

HOW TO MAKE CAULIFLOWER MASH

Watch our video tutorial for an easy step by step tutorial on how to make mashed cauliflower.

  • Cook Cauliflower: Place the cauliflower florets in a large pot and cover with broth and water. Add in half of the garlic and a good pinch of salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 15-18 minutes, or until cauliflower is fork-tender.
  • Strain and process cauliflower: Using a colander, strain the cooked cauliflower and place it into a food processor. Add in the remaining garlic and butter; process until smoothly pureed.
  • Serve: Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed then arrange it into a serving bowl/platter and
    sprinkle with fresh chopped herbs.
    Enjoy!

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Is Mashed Cauliflower good for you?

Cauliflower is high in fiber, which slows down digestion and promotes the feeling of fullness. Cauliflower is low in calories so you can have a huge serving without worrying about loads of calories. Therefore, they are a great substitute for high-calorie foods like potatoes and rice.

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Is it better to steam or boil cauliflower?

Either way you choose will depend on how quickly you need your cauliflower and what you will be doing with the cauliflower. Steaming seems to be a bit better than boiling because when steaming, most of the nutrients from the cauliflower are retained as opposed to boiling which eliminates some of the nutrients. Also, boiling is fine if you are using the broth for soup. This mashed cauliflower recipe was boiled so it isn’t too significant and should be fine if you prefer boiling.

 

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What can I do with overcooked cauliflower?

There are so many things you can make with overcooked cauliflower. Make low carb mashed potatoes by making this cauliflower mash recipe. Other options can be something like cauliflower soup, or adding some to your veggie soup, make some baby pureed food if you have a toddler, make au gratin or a cheesy cauliflower casserole.

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What does cauliflower taste like?

Cauliflower has a mild taste to it when compared to other vegetables. Furthermore, they can have a slightly nutty and bitter undertone flavor.

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Garlic butter mashed cauliflower

Garlic Butter Mashed Cauliflower

A healthy and tasty alternative to traditional mashed potatoes
3.98 from 45 votes
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Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
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Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 129kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 1 Large Head Cauliflower leaves removed and broken into large florets
  • 4-6 Garlic Cloves finely chopped and divided
  • 2 Cup Chicken or vegetable broth
  • 4 Cup Water or more as needed
  • 2 Tbsp butter or olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh Chopped Herbs to garnish if desired

Instructions

  • Place the cauliflower florets in a large pot and cover with broth and water.
  • Add in half of the garlic and a good pinch of salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 15-18 minutes, or until cauliflower is fork-tender.
  • Using a colander, strain the cooked cauliflower and place it into a food processor. Add in the remaining garlic and butter; process until smoothly pureed.
  • Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed then arrange it into a serving bowl/platter and sprinkle with fresh chopped herbs. Enjoy!

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Notes

Nutritional facts:
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.
Garlic:
If the garlic cloves are big use only 4. If they sare small to medium use 6

Nutrition

Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 162mg | Potassium: 747mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 177IU | Vitamin C: 103mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 1mg
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    • Rena says

      Yes, you can. Just watch the amount of liquid you use so it doesn’t come out too watery. Add the broth in increments

  1. Lauri says

    My cauliflower came out way too watery. So I cooked it a little more to dry it out in a dry pan. Any other suggestions?

    • Rena says

      That’s odd. Have you watched the video I made of it? You drained the water and didn’t use it right ?

  2. Lauren says

    Can you use frozen cauliflower florets? If yes, how many ounces would you recommend for this recipe?

    • Rena says

      Yes, you can use frozen. I used one medium-large head so it should be about 29-30oz. If you go with a decent medium size cauliflower 2 of the 10 oz packs should be good

  3. Melandy says

    5 stars
    Absolutely delicious. I made this last night for my husband and I, we loved it. Definitely will be my new fav side dish. I only made half last night, however I will make the other half of cauliflower tonight. Thanks!

  4. Alexa says

    5 stars
    This might be a dumb question but can it be frozen? Like once it’s all puréed and mashed can it be frozen for easy access to reheat at a later date?

    • Rena says

      Not at all. Yes, you can freeze it. Allow it to thaw in the fridge. If any water accumulates once thawed, drain before you mix and serve. You may also reheat in the microwave

    • Sam Nunnery says

      Not a stupid question at all. this is not my website but since no answered your question, I am just about positive you can freeze it and I had not thought of it before, I am going to try it too. Make sure you let it cool good before putting it in the freezer

    • Rena says

      Do you have anything else to blend it with? A hand blender? If not uses a hand utensil to mash it as much as you are able to.

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