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Mock Mashed Potatoes

For mashed potato cravings this no nonsense mock recipe hits the spot.



  1. Empty frozen cauliflower into boiling pot. Allow cauliflower to boil for 30 minutes.
  2. As it boils, add all ingredients except sour cream to large bowl.
  3. Once cauliflower is finished boiling, drain as much as possible and transfer to bowl, right on top of the other ingredients.
  4. Fork mash cauliflower thoroughly until it has a texture of mashed potatoes.
  5. Lastly, add sour cream which will also help cool it off so you can get started!
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This is delicious and I eat it all the time. However! please note that I credited the recipe incorrectly. it is from NOT Sorry!
Great substitute for potatoes when you are trying to keep your carbs in the "sweet spot".
08 Nov 10 by member: Blaize
I used fresh cauliflower--and not enough, I wanted to save some for later, so it was a little thin. I popped it in an oven-safe dish and baked it for about 20 minutes. Great with my Spring Break Turkey dinner. I didn't even consider tasting the mashed potatoes I made for my guys! Thanks!
17 Mar 11 by member: kelli_231
SOOO yummy! Even my kids loved it! I used fresh cauliflower because I didn't have any frozen, added garlic powder salt and pepper to taste....mmmmmmmm! I would really recommend it to go with any meat you would think to serve mashed potatoes with, it's a great low-carb substitute!
12 Sep 11 by member: Bubbafan247
i make a mashed curry cauliflower which is good but it tastes like cauliflower. this really tastes like potatoes. even fooled a friend!! delicious!!!!!!! thanks for sharing
15 Apr 12 by member: sondca
I tried this last night and really thought the flavours were delicious and it really did taste like real potatoes! I actually still had some real baked potatoe and scooped this on top! Double yum! I used fresh cauliflower and measured out to 16oz but it wasn't enough for the cheese mixture when using fresh. Next time I will chop up the whole head of cauliflower and possibly double the amount. Thanks for the great recipe!
22 Apr 12 by member: zenwolf
I used 16 oz of fresh cauliflower instead of frozen. This recipe was so good that my teen son passed on the mashed potatoes to eat double helpings of this!
19 Mar 13 by member: RavenSoul69
I've adjusted the reciepe with garlic powder and after it's all mixed up, I spread shredded sharp cheddar on top, bake in over for about 15 minutes long enough to melt the top. Put it in 1 serving sized containers and have for breakfast... add a saugage link cut up into it :) Mmm-Mmm Good!
30 May 13 by member: zMouseHeart


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Nutrition summary:

There are 238 calories in 1 serving of Mock Mashed Potatoes.
Calorie break-down: 73% fat, 10% carbs, 17% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 181
Calories 238
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 20.06g 31%
  Saturated Fat 10.986g 55%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 1.012g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 3.129g  
Cholesterol 58mg 19%
Sodium 503mg 21%
Potassium 183mg  
Total Carbohydrate 6.06g 2%
  Dietary Fiber 2.8g 11%
  Sugars 1.4g  
Protein 10.55g  
Vitamin A 27% Vitamin C 219%
Calcium 18% Iron 16%
of RDI*
(238 calories)
12% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (10%)
Fat (73%)
Protein (17%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories