Low-Carb Diets Mashed Cauliflower (Cauliflower Puree) Share Pin Email Roasted Mashed Cauliflower. © About.com Low-Carb Diets Side Dishes Basics Food Lists Carb Counts for Common Foods Low-Carb Cooking Tips for Dining Out Nutrition Desserts Product Reviews Atkins Diet Information Menus Main Dishes Recipes Snacks Low-Carb Recipes Popular Diet Plans Glossary View All By Laura Dolson Updated November 09, 2016 (38 ratings) Total Time 19 min Prep 12 min, Cook 7 min Yield 4 servings Pureed or mashed cauliflower is a great substitute for mashed potatoes. They are low in carbs and high in nutrients, and the "cauli-taste" is very mild. Try it even if you think you won't like - I can't tell you the number of people who have been shocked at how good mashed cauliflower Even my husband asks for it! You can flavor it up in any way you like Adding garlic is a great addition, or Parmesan cheese, or both! Ingredients raw cauliflower - a medium head makes about a pound of florets any combination of butter, milk, cream, or whatever you use when you make mashed potatoes - about 1/4 cup salt and pepper If you have low-carb "instant mashed potatoes", you can add up to 1/4 cup for texture* - I use a couple of tablespoons Options: minced garlic (a clove or two); garlic powder (1/2 to 1 teaspoon); cheese such as Parmesan Preparation *I like to use instant "potatoes" made for low-carb diets, such as Dixie Carb Counters Instant Mashers. Other people use a small amount of real potato or instant potatoes to improve the texture. But you don't need any of these things.Break the cauliflower up into florets, or just chop up the head into pieces. I like to cook it in the microwave in a container that I prepare and serve it in, but you can steam it. Cook it until it's tender -- a fork should easily pierce it.The easiest thing to do is to add the rest of the ingredients to the container the cauliflower is cooked in, and then use a stick (hand) blender to put it all together. Or you can put it all in a regular blender or food processor. Rate this Recipe You've already rated this recipe. Thanks for your rating! Show Full Article Up Next Up Next Recipe Potatoes and Cauliflower Mashed Together in a Diabetes-Friendly Dish Up Next Recipe Cut Carbs With This Cauliflower "Potato" Salad Recipe Up Next Video Low Carb Dinner Ideas Using Cauliflower Up Next Article What Is the Nutrition Content of Cauliflower?