Get ready for our Keto Mashed Cauliflower recipe. It's the perfect alternative for a classic, comforting bowl of potato mash. With simple ingredients and an easy-to-follow recipe, you can transform the humble cauliflower florets into a silky, creamy delight perfect for your low-carb meal plan.
- Preparation and cooking overview
- Chef's note
- 🍛 Ingredients for this keto mashed cauliflower recipe
- Ingredient substitutions
- Additional ingredients
- Cooking tools required
- Tools substitute options
- How to make Keto Mashed Cauliflower: step-by-step guide
- Cooking methods
- Preparation steps
- Cooking instructions
- The #1 mistake when making mashed cauliflower
- What to serve with low-carb mashed cauliflower?
- How to make it healthier
- Time-saving tips
- What can I prepare ahead of time?
- Storage and reheating instructions
- Storage instructions
- Reheating instructions
- Recipe wrap-up and conclusion
- Frequently asked questions
- 📖 Recipe
Preparation and cooking overview
First, melt butter and sauté roasted garlic in a Dutch oven. Then, add the cauliflower florets and almond milk, and simmer them all until the florets are tender. Next, blend the florets, season the mash with salt and pepper, and en voilá! The versatile side dish is ready in just 20 swift minutes.
Feel free to get creative and add your twists to this recipe. For instance, sprinkle chili flakes over the mush for a spicy kick. If you love a herby touch, chop fresh rosemary or thyme and stir it into the mash.
🍛 Ingredients for this keto mashed cauliflower recipe
Here's a list of ingredients that you will need to create this low-carb delight:
If you don't like or don't have some of the ingredients, swap them with these keto-friendly options:
Feel free to add some optional ingredients and elevate the flavor profile of your mashed cauliflower:
Cooking tools required
To make this low-carb mashed cauliflower recipe, you will need the following tools:
Tools substitute options
How to make Keto Mashed Cauliflower: step-by-step guide
- Gather and measure all the ingredients.
- If you're using fresh garlic cloves, go ahead and peel them. But if you are planning to roast them beforehand, place a few garlic cloves in a small heat-proof ramekin and cover with olive oil. Then roast at 325°F (165°C) for about 45-60 minutes until golden brown.
- Meanwhile, wash the cauliflower under cold tap water, pat dry with a paper towel, and chop it into small, even florets.
- Melt the butter in a medium Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the roasted garlic and cook for about a minute until the butter dissolves.
- Then, add the cauliflower florets and almond milk.
- Cover the Dutch oven and cook for 15 minutes until the cauliflower is very soft.
- Transfer the cauliflower without any leftover liquid to a blender or food processor, or use an immersion blender to puree the mixture until smooth.
- Add a bit of the leftover liquid to thin the mash to your desired consistency.
- Season with sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste.
Chef's pro tip
Remember to cook the cauliflower thoroughly until it's super soft and tender. Rushing this step leaves you with a grainy texture instead of a velvety and smooth texture. And when it comes to blending, remember to go easy on the liquid. Add the almond milk bit by bit to avoid turning your creamy mash into a soup.
The #1 mistake when making mashed cauliflower
Preparing the cauliflower mash is a cakewalk. But many people make mistakes in simple things, like boiling cauliflower in salted water. Boiling makes the mash too mushy or watery.
Some people also use a steamer basket. However, that pushes more water into the cauliflower florets, creating a mushy texture. And then, they use a potato masher to mash the veggie, leaving chunky bits of florets unattended.
Now there are the issues of the past. We have solved them in our recipe and tailored a way to get a silky smooth mash that's light and airy.
What to serve with low-carb mashed cauliflower?
This keto cauliflower mash is the perfect side dish for a variety of meals! Our favorite top picks are as follows:
How to make it healthier
What can I prepare ahead of time?
Storage and reheating instructions
Recipe wrap-up and conclusion
Our Keto Mashed Cauliflower recipe is versatile and goes with steaks, fajitas, keto gravies, pork chops, and many other foods. And guess what? It's just as fantastic for a quick lunch or a satiating dinner.
So if you crave a traditional potato mash on keto, make this recipe at your home. It's simple, fail-proof, and easy to follow — all the great reasons to try it at home.
Frequently asked questions
Roasted Garlic Keto Mashed Cauliflower
- ¼ cup unsalted butter dairy-free if plant-based, we use Miyokos
- 4 cloves roasted garlic
- 20 ounces diced cauliflower florets
- 1 cup unsweetened plain almond milk
- Sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste
- Melt the butter in a medium Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for about a minute until dissolved and fragrant. Add the cauliflower and almond milk.
- Cover and cook for 15 minutes until the cauliflower is very soft.
- Transfer the cauliflower minus any leftover liquid to a blender or food processor or use an immersion blender to puree the mixture until smooth, add in a bit of the leftover liquid to thin to your desired consistency. Season liberally with sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste.