Keto mashed cauliflower made with garlic and topped with cheddar cheese is the best low-carb side dish. It’s so creamy and buttery… is all that we need!!

I must say that I always loved mashed potatoes. Smooth, heavy, delightfully creamy mashed potatoes… I hate watching my weight, I really do. I especially hate that the older I get, the more careful I need to be.

Keto mashed cauliflower made with garlic and topped with cheddar cheese is the best low-carb side dish. It's so creamy and buttery... is all that we need!!

But when I find that we can replace potatoes for keto mashed cauliflower I felt so blessed! Well, It’s true! Mashed cauliflower really does nicely replace mashed potatoes.

Are they exactly the same? No, they’re not identical. But they are definitely good enough as a stand-in. And they are tasty.

This is a perfect low carb side dish for every time of the hear and that can please everyone. It has a similar consistency to mashed potatoes and taste so delicious.

Mashed cauliflower is easy to prepare mashed cauliflower recipe is light, buttery and smooth.

Keto mashed cauliflower made with garlic and topped with cheddar cheese is the best low-carb side dish. It's so creamy and buttery... is all that we need!!

A Keto cauliflower mash is the perfect replacement for those who loved mashed potatoes on the side of their steak or roast chicken. Cauliflower is one of the most awesome and versatile vegetables and it’s the perfect replacement for mashed potato. So today we’re cooking up a Keto Cauliflower mashed potato.

The key is not to over-boil the cauliflower, otherwise, it gets watery, and then to whip it real good in the blender with a nice knob of grass-fed butter, so silky and good!

Keto mashed cauliflower made with garlic and topped with cheddar cheese is the best low-carb side dish. It's so creamy and buttery... is all that we need!!

What Do You Need to Make Keto Mashed Cauliflower

  • 1 large head of cauliflower
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Grated Cheddar cheese (optional)
  • Unsalted Butter or ghee (for Paleo)
  • Kosher salt 
  • Black Pepper
  • Nutmeg

How To Make Keto Mashed Cauliflower

1- Cut the cauliflower into large bite-size florets. If you’re lucky enough to find it prepped for you in your store, use it! We all need to save time!

Keto mashed cauliflower made with garlic and topped with cheddar cheese is the best low-carb side dish. It's so creamy and buttery... is all that we need!!

2- Make the cauliflower mash by bringing a later pot of water to the boil. Season the boiling water with 1 tablespoon of salt and boil the cauliflower florets along with the garlic for 7-10 minutes, or until you can mash the cauliflower with a fork.

3- Remove and drain. Set aside.

4- In the same pot, heat the butter over medium-high heat. Sauté garlic until fragrant (about 1 minute).

5- Blend cauliflower and garlic in a food processor on high setting until smooth. You may need to do this in batches of two or three, depending on the size of your processor.

Keto mashed cauliflower made with garlic and topped with cheddar cheese is the best low-carb side dish. It's so creamy and buttery... is all that we need!!

6- Transfer blended cauliflower into the pot. Season with salt (if necessary), pepper and nutmeg. A handful of Cheddar cheese adds interest and a nutty flavor.

If the mash is too thick, add just a bit of almond milk. Blend well until smooth and creamy and check for seasoning.

What Goes With Keto Mashed Cauliflower

Here are my favorite recipes to serve with cauliflower mashed potatoes:

Keto Lemon Thyme Roasted Chicken

Keto Grilled Steak Recipe with Mushrooms Gravy

Best Homemade Keto Burger Recipe

While this mashed cauliflower recipe tastes complicated, it comes together in a flash. With the help of a food processor, it takes less than 15 minutes to make this delicious side dish that will upgrade an entire dinner.

Keto mashed cauliflower made with garlic and topped with cheddar cheese is the best low-carb side dish. It's so creamy and buttery... is all that we need!!

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Keto Mashed Cauliflower
Keto mashed cauliflower made with garlic and topped with cheddar cheese is the best low-carb side dish. It's so creamy and buttery... is all that we need!!
Keto mashed cauliflower made with garlic and topped with cheddar cheese is the best low-carb side dish. It's so creamy and buttery... is all that we need!!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 25 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 1 large head of cauliflower
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tbsp Unsalted Butter or ghee
  • nutmeg
  • kosher salt
  • Black Pepper
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 25 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 1 large head of cauliflower
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tbsp Unsalted Butter or ghee
  • nutmeg
  • kosher salt
  • Black Pepper
Keto mashed cauliflower made with garlic and topped with cheddar cheese is the best low-carb side dish. It's so creamy and buttery... is all that we need!!
Instructions
  1. Cut the cauliflower into large bite-size florets.
  2. Make the cauliflower mash by bringing a later pot of water to the boil. Season the boiling water with 1 tablespoon of salt and boil the cauliflower florets along with the garlic for 7-10 minutes, or until you can mash the cauliflower with a fork.
  3. Remove and drain. Set aside.
  4. In the same pot, heat the butter over medium-high heat. Sauté garlic until fragrant (about 1 minute).
  5. Blend cauliflower and garlic in a food processor on high setting until smooth. You may need to do this in batches of two or three, depending on the size of your processor.
  6. Transfer blended cauliflower into the pot. Season with salt (if necessary), pepper and nutmeg. A handful of Cheddar cheese adds interest and a nutty flavor.

Nutrition Facts

Amount PerServing

Calories: 187 | Total Fat: 24 % | Cholesterol: 14 % | Sodium:15 % | Potassium: 13 % | Total Carbohydrate: 2 % | Protein: 14 %