Creamy Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

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These Creamy Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes are super fluffy and tasty - make them as a healthy alternative to traditional mashed potatoes with less carbs!

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Creamy Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

3 more days until Thanksgiving!! I’m so psyched! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Being as it revolves so much around epic recipes, can you blame me?! While the turkey is the main attraction, I think we can’t argue that mashed potatoes are probably the number one side dish next to the turkey.

I love love regular traditional mashed potatoes, creamy, chunky, however you make it…I love having it next to turkey or chicken or steak. But sometimes I want that creamy fluffy comfort side dish without all the carbs, and that’s when I make my Creamy Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes.

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hese Creamy Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes are super fluffy and tasty - make them as a healthy alternative to traditional mashed potatoes with less carbs!

Well, let’s not kid ourselves, they’re not actually potatoes, it’s 100% cauliflower, but totally has the texture of potatoes. Every time I make these “fauxtatoes” they turn out incredibly creamy and tasty! And my kids honestly have no idea its cauliflower.

Pile it on high, top it with some butter and gravy and most people (not just kids) won’t even be able to tell the difference. I make my cauliflower mashed potatoes with cream cheese, parmesan cheese, garlic and a tad of butter (and a tad more for serving…wink, wink).

hese Creamy Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes are super fluffy and tasty - make them as a healthy alternative to traditional mashed potatoes with less carbs!

For anyone skeptical of vegetables tasting like potatoes, these creamy cauliflower mashed potatoes will completely change your mind! If you’re making these for Thanksgiving, you can make them up to 3 days ahead (like make them TONIGHT!). If you’re making these cauliflower mashed potatoes for a regular everyday side dish to go with your protein and veggies, try it with some steak and green beans on the side like I did here…YUM-to-the-MO!

hese Creamy Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes are super fluffy and tasty - make them as a healthy alternative to traditional mashed potatoes with less carbs!

I hope you love this healthy-ish feelgood Creamy Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes recipe. If you make it, please leave me a comment telling me how you like it, or use hashtag #feelgoodfoodie on Instagram so I can see your recreations.

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hese Creamy Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes are super fluffy and tasty - make them as a healthy alternative to traditional mashed potatoes with less carbs!
Creamy Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

These Creamy Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes are super fluffy and tasty - make them as a healthy alternative to traditional mashed potatoes with less carbs!

Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cauliflower Mash, Low Carb Mash
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 81 kcal
Author: Yumna Jawad
Ingredients
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 large head cauliflower cut into florets
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 Tbsp cream cheese
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Fresh chives chopped for serving, optional
  • Butter for serving optional
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet, heat the butter, add the cauliflower and sautee for a few minutes until the cauliflower lightens in color.
  2. Add the water to the skillet to cover the cauliflower, bring to a boil, then cover and cook for 5 minutes, until the cauliflower is tender.
  3. Drain the cauliflower, pat it dry with a paper towel, then pour it into a large bowl.
  4. Add the Parmesan cheese, cream cheese, minced garlic and salt.
  5. Blend using an immersion blender to desired consistency. You can also mash them for a more chunky consistency.
  6. Serve warm with fresh chives and pats of butter, if desired.

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Nutrition Facts
Creamy Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
Amount Per Serving (2 g)
Calories 81 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 469mg 20%
Potassium 90mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 4.2%
Vitamin C 15.9%
Calcium 10.6%
Iron 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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