Garlic Mashed Cauliflower Recipe

I’m not a “cooked” veggie type of person. Unless it’s carrots. I love cooked carrots. Especially my Whiskey Glazed Carrots…if you haven’t made those, DO IT! They are delicious! However, with that being said, one of my absolute favorite dishes is my Cauliflower Rice recipe which also happens to be a Paleo dish (if you’re eating that way).

Since I thought the cauliflower rice was so delicious, I wanted to try something else with cauliflower. So last night I made garlic mashed cauliflower. It was such a similar consistency to mashed potatoes, that I think I fooled my brain into thinking I was actually eating potatoes. They were THAT good. My husband liked it too!


Garlic Mashed Cauliflower


  • Cauliflower
  • 3-4 TBS butter
  • salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • Seasonings of your choice


  1. Cut a head of cauliflower into pieces. Place in a steamer basket and steam until tender. I think I had the heat up a tad too high, but they were steamed perfectly in about 7-9 minutes.
  2. Place steamed cauliflower in a bowl. Add butter (I suggest you soften it a bit). Begin mashing with a masher (is that what it’s called???). I like this stainless steel potato masher
  3. Add the seasonings of your choice. I used a garlic pepper grinder I had along with salt. One thing I found is that it definitely needs salt. Not a lot, but I wouldn’t skip it.

There are so many things you can do with this. If you want it a little smoother and creamier, you could always put it in a blender and puree it. If you are using a blender, I would probably throw in some roasted garlic cloves.

Buy my favorite stainless steel potato masher HERE!

What about you, what would you add to this recipe to jazz it up a bit?


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