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Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
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Creamy Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes {Low Carb}

These Creamy Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes are super buttery and a delicious low-carb alternative to your favourite mashed potatoes.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 232kcal


  • 2 heads cauliflower (about 4 cups)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • Chives, for garnish

Deconstructed Shepherd's pie (optional add on)

  • 1 lb extra-lean ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups frozen vegetables
  • 1/4 cup beef broth
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp cornstarch


Cauliflower mash

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook cauliflower in boiling water for 8 minutes until softened. Drain, then add cauliflower to a blender or food processor. Pulse until fully blended.
  • Drain cauliflower mixture with a linen towel or cheesecloth (squeeze out as much liquid as possible), then add cauliflower back to pot. Stir in butter and garlic, cooking over med-high heat for 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat then stir in sour cream, parmesan cheese and salt & pepper. Sprinkle with chives then serve and enjoy!

Deconstructed Shepherd's pie (optional add on)

  • If serving with the shepherd's pie mixture, start cooking it while the cauliflower is boiling. Brown ground beef in a large skillet over med-high heat, breaking meat up with a spoon. Add in onion and garlic, sauteing for 4-5 minutes until softened and fragrant. Add vegetables and salt & pepper.
  • Mix cornstarch, beef broth and Worcestershire sauce together in a small bowl until combined, then pour over ground beef and veggie mixture. Bring to a boil then cook for 2-3 minutes. Serve beef mixture with cauliflower mash on the side for a full meal.



Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 642mg | Potassium: 916mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 465IU | Vitamin C: 139mg | Calcium: 234mg | Iron: 1mg