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4 servings
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Meal Type:
Side Dishes
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Classic Mashed Cauliflower

A great substitute for mashed potatoes.



  1. Chop cauliflower into flourettes, boil until very tender (about 10 minutes).
  2. Drain and place in a blender or food processor.
  3. Add olive oil and water, one tablespoon at a time until a smooth consistency, similar to mashed potatoes, is reached.
  4. Season with salt and pepper and/or chives to taste. Serve immediately.
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25 Jun 18 by member: laurapierce
you can add 1 0r 2 laughing cow cheese snacks, they are so creamy, they add flavor and a little nicer texture and only 70 calories to the whole pot!
great substitute for mashed potatoes
13 Apr 16 by member: sharrr
Made this today with a twist, i put a little shredded cheese in the mixture sprinkled some parsley flakes on top and it was delicious, thank you for posting the recipe
11 Feb 15 by member: Clava
I would raise the rating with a few additions. Butter instead of olive oil. ONLY use the florets- no stem! Not only frain, but squeeze water out of florets with paper towels- or steam instead. Add a t of minced garlic, salt and pepper to taste, 2 T heavy cream, and 2 oz of hard or semi soft cheese- I use Basque from Trader Joe's. Do NOT add more water! Making these changes, the recipe is a 10!! (Btw- the 5 rating doesn't show up on my phone. The most it will allow is a four).
03 Sep 14 by member: learning coach
I usually just steam my cauliflower. The recipe looks good, so I will have to try it with the olive oil. I eat low fat, not NO FAT.
why is there no carb count? This is what the recipe is for right?
08 Feb 14 by member: bmstull11
Sounds good. Going to have to try this as it is only 3 points plus on Weight Watchers.
07 Oct 13 by member: kimber477
I adore cauliflower roasted have bot tried this mashed am looking forward to creating for this evenings meal
25 Sep 13 by member: Awhiawhi
I made this using non-fat spray margerine, salt, pepper and a touch or gralic. My husband and I love it. I had never eaten cooked cauliflower prior to making this recipe.
15 Apr 13 by member: robynsaruse
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Nutrition summary:

There are 96 calories in 1 serving of Classic Mashed Cauliflower.
Calorie break-down: 61% fat, 29% carbs, 11% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 64
Calories 96
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 7.14g 11%
  Saturated Fat 1.046g 5%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.892g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 5.02g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 82mg 3%
Potassium 436mg  
Total Carbohydrate 7.62g 3%
  Dietary Fiber 3.6g 14%
  Sugars 3.45g  
Protein 2.84g  
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 445%
Calcium 13% Iron 14%
of RDI*
(96 calories)
5% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (28%)
Fat (61%)
Protein (11%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories