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Mashed cauliflower is a delicious low-carb alternative to traditional mashed potatoes. 

Recipe by MyRecipes January 2011


Credit: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Stephana Bottom

Recipe Summary

15 mins
26 mins
41 mins
Serves 8


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place garlic in a large pot of salted water and bring to a boil over high heat. Separate cauliflower into small florets and add to pot. Bring back to a boil, reduce heat to medium-high and cook until cauliflower is very tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain well, transfer back to pot and cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until dry, about 3 minutes.

  • Combine garlic, cauliflower, olive oil and buttermilk in a large bowl. Use a potato masher to mash cauliflower until thick and pulpy. Transfer to a large saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Cook until warmed through, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired, and serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

117 calories; fat 6g; saturated fat 1g; protein 6g; carbohydrates 13g; fiber 5g; cholesterol 2mg; sodium 236mg.