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Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

  • Author: Stephanie Kay
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Sides
  • Cuisine: Low-Carb, Keto
  • Diet: Low Calorie


I find cauliflower quite watery when cooked, so I didn’t add any extra milk, cream or liquid. If you want to make this garlic mashed cauliflower (also known as cauliflower mashed potatoes) extra rich and creamy, you can simply add a little grated parmesan cheese.


  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 4 cloves garlic, peel removed
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 cups water, plus more as needed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • Parsley, chopped (optional)


  1. Remove the leaves from the cauliflower, break the cauliflower up into florets or chop up the head into pieces.
  2. In a large pot, combine broth, water, cauliflower, and garlic, adding extra water as needed until cauliflower is completely covered.
  3. Bring to a boil and then cook on a simmer for 15-20 minutes until cauliflower is tender and can easily be pierced with a fork.
  4. Once cooked, in a large colander, strain cauliflower and garlic cloves (do not discard garlic).
  5. Return strained cauliflower and garlic to the original pot (off the heat), add butter, olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Using a potato masher, mash together until a smooth consistency is formed. If you want it extra creamy, add ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth.
  7. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste, and sprinkle with chopped parsley as desired.


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 69 calories
  • Sugar: 6 grams
  • Fat: 1 gram
  • Carbohydrates: 14 grams
  • Fiber: 4 grams
  • Protein: 4 grams

Keywords: keto, best, creamy, healthy, easy

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