Missing mashed potatoes on the keto diet? This Creamy Keto Mashed Cauliflower should do the trick. It’s creamy, chunky and delicious and is a good base for you to spice up however you like.
Real talk? It’s one of the only ways I like cauliflower. We all know by now that cauliflower is the king of keto side dishes but not this chic. I am not a fan of cauliflower unless it’s done this way like a cauliflower mash or like in my loaded cauliflower casserole which is cheesy and topped with bacon. Mmm, bacon.
This is also one of the only ways I can get my kiddo to eat cauliflower. Where I will eat it naturally, just steamed with some salt, she doesn’t like it at all. And she’s not one of those kids who hates her veggies. So cauliflower definitely isn’t it in this family unless you add garlic, butter and flavor! And occasionally some cheese.
How to Make Creamy Keto Mashed Cauliflower
You will need these ingredients to make your keto mashed potato dupe:
- cauliflower florets
- chicken broth
- unsalted butter
- heavy cream
- salt and pepper to taste and finely chopped parsley or green onion to garnish.
Using chicken broth to steam your cauliflower adds an unprecedented flavor that this dish is otherwise simply not known for. You can also use organic bone broth to make this recipe and get even more nutritional benefits, especially for those of us following the keto diet. Try the bone broth with the code I mention below!
There’s no cheese in this mashed cauliflower recipe but feel free to swap out the heavy cream for cream cheese or add in some parmesan! Makes it incredibly yummy.
I like to simply steam my cauliflower in the microwave with the bone broth, garlic powder salt and pepper. That’s why the recipe calls for just a bit of broth or stock, as cauliflower has lots of liquid already and we don’t want a watery cauliflower mash.
When I’m done, I simply add the butter and cream or softened cream cheese if using to the steamed cauliflower and use my handy immersion blender to get a nice smooth mash. With the immersion blender, you can control the chunkiness or smoothness of your mash.
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Creamy Keto Cauliflower Mash
- 1 medium head of cauliflower chopped into florets
- 2 tbsp chicken stock or bone broth organic
- 1 clove garlic minced
- sea salt and black pepper to taste
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- 2 tbsp fresh parsley finely chopped
- Add cauliflower, stock, and garlic powder to a large microwave-safe
container. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and toss to combine
- Cover and microwave on high until the cauliflower is soft, approximately
8-10 minutes. (Cook time will vary for different microwaves, check after 5
minutes and adjust final cook time accordingly)
- Remove from microwave and transfer the cauliflower to a large mixing
bowl. Add the butter and heavy cream and blend until smooth and creamy
- Taste and adjust seasonings to taste. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and
serve immediately. Enjoy!
With only 1 net carb per serving and 64 calories per serving, this really is the perfect keto side dish. Feel free to go crazy adding in cheese if you need to meet your fat macros. Remember though, you only need enough fat to keep you full. You want to burn the fat on your body, not just the fat you’re eating. Too much dietary fat can lead to you not losing weight on keto.