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Parmesan Mashed Cauliflower is a great low-carb alternative to mashed potatoes!

Mashed Cauliflower in a blue bowl with a wooden spoon in it.

Can you make mashed cauliflower without a food processor?

Have a food processor handy? If you want to save some time, instead of using a hand mixer you can put the cooked cauliflower in the food processor and whip it to your liking. However, there is no need for a food processor for this recipe and a hand mixer or even a potato masher will work just fine. Just mash away!

Is mashed cauliflower keto friendly?

Cauliflower is a staple for many keto diets. It has very little carbs in it compared to most other starchy foods and it can be healthy. If you are looking for a great keto dish this is the recipe for you!

Does mashed cauliflower taste like mashed potatoes?

Mashed cauliflower and mashed potatoes are made from two different vegetables. Because of this, they do taste different, however, they have a similar texture because they are both whipped. Mashed cauliflower tastes like mashed cauliflower. That being said it is still a delicious dish that is a great option for people on the paleo diet (sans cheese), keto diet, or anyone simply looking for a great low carb option.

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Mashed Cauliflower in a blue bowl with a wooden spoon in it.
Parmesan Mashed Cauliflower is a great low-carb alternative to mashed potatoes!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
  • 2 heads cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup parmesan grated
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons chives chopped
  • Fill a large sauce pan with water. Bring it to a boil over high heat.
  • Remove the stalks and leaves from the cauliflower heads, leaving only the florets. Put the florets into the boiling water and boil until very tender, about 15 minutes.
  • Drain the florets and return to the empty pan or a mixing bowl. Use a hand mixer to blend up the cauliflower until smooth. You can also use a potato masher, or a food processor.
  • Add in the parmesan, olive oil and mix thoroughly. Garnish with chives. Serve hot.


Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 233mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 37.3mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 0.4mg
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Mashed Cauliflower

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5 stars
I love cauli-mash. Delicious and healthy

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