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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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OOmg ive been looking for this recipe :) Yay
06 Nov 12 by member: notfake
Pretty good, my boyfriend and I will definitely be making this again.
29 Oct 12 by member: sheavner
I make mashed cauliflower all the time. I love plain cauliflower anyway, but this is a little different and IMO, a good substitute for mashed potatoes. I use one head of cauliflower, 3 laughing cow wedges (combine regular swiss and chipotle queso fresco), 1/4 c of shredded sharp cheddar, salt and pepper, a pat of butter, and a little cream or half and half. I mash it with a potato masher and divide into 4 servings. I have it in my lunch bag to eat today! Yum!
This sounds awesome, looking forwrd to trying it with cauliflower I got today. In the past I did some thing similar with spicy shredded mexican blend cheese & a little unsweetened almond milk. I love the idea of trying different spices.
23 May 12 by member: crabby Kat
I added two tsp of sour cream and 2 Tbsp of butter and it was really, really good. Definitely tastes better the hotter it is
19 Feb 12 by member: fwoods
Made this tonight, and WOW! I will never go back to mashed potatos again!! It was delicious on its own (didn't add the olive oil) but I added some fresh parmesan cheese and a little 4 cheese alfredo sauce.... So very good!
21 Jan 12 by member: TLS820
so good...
15 Jan 12 by member: IllaZicron
Great recipe, I used to do something similar when I was on Atkins. I think only difference was I added heavy cream to it, which made it more like real potatoes.
17 Oct 11 by member: meatcake
13 Oct 11 by member: Kristina91189
YUM this sound good , tried the mock scallop potatoes using cauliflower , never thought about mashed potatoes, maybe gonna try some cheese in them .... thanks for the idea
20 Sep 11 by member: lisa2job
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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