Low-Carb Diets Side Dishes Mashed Cauliflower (Cauliflower Puree) By Verywell Editor Updated April 27, 2017 Share Pin Email Print Roasted Mashed Cauliflower. © About.com More in 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 (47 ratings) Total Time 19 min Prep 12 min, Cook 7 min Yield 4 servings (37 calories each) If you would like to givie up mashed potatoes but can't imagine doing so, try pureed or mashed cauliflower--you may never look back! Mashed cauliflower is a great substitute for mashed potatoes—they have a similar look and feel, and 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 it—many non-believers are now huge cauliflower puree fans.Although you don't need to add flavor, throwing in a little garlic is a great addition, or Parmesan cheese, or both! Ingredients 1 medium head cauliflower Salt and pepper About 1/4 cup of any combination of butter, milk, cream, or whatever you use when you make mashed potatoes, optional Optional flavorings: minced garlic (a clove or two); garlic powder (1/2 to 1 teaspoon); grated cheese such as Parmesan Preparation Break the cauliflower up into florets, or just chop up the head into pieces. Microwave or steam until it's tender—a fork should easily pierce it.Place cauliflower in a food processor and blend until smooth and creamy; season with salt and pepper. Taste before adding any butter and/or milk—you may decide it's creamy and flavorful enough on its own. If not, add the butter, milk, and/or cream and blend until mixed in. If using any additional flavorings add to food processor and pulse until mixed.Ingredient Substitutions and Cooking TipsIf you'd like the cauliflower puree to have a more "mashed potato" texture, you can add 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, to be honest, you don't need any of these additions. 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 This Cauliflower "Potato" Salad Recipe doesn't sacrifice on taste Up Next Video Low Carb Dinner Ideas Using Cauliflower Up Next Article What Is the Nutrition Content of Cauliflower?