Cauliflower mashed potatoes are the best alternative to regular mashed potatoes. It's effortless to make, low in calories, low in carbs and needs only 5 ingredients. It's very simple to transform it into a vegan or paleo-friendly recipe. Perfect as a healthy side dish, with gravy for Thanksgiving or for Christmas. www.lowcarbspark.com | @lowcarbspark
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Easy Creamy Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Cauliflower mashed potatoes are the best alternative to regular mashed potatoes. It's effortless to make, low in calories, low in carbs and needs only 5 ingredients. It's very simple to transform it into a vegan or paleo-friendly recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Resting Time10 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cauliflower mashed potatoes
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 97kcal
Author: Ioana Borcea from LowCarbSpark.com

Ingredients

  • 1 medium head of cauliflower cut into florets
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese or greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp almond milk unsweetened
  • 1 head of garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt or more to taste
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Start by roasting the garlic at 400F / 200C covered with aluminum foil. Cook for 40 minutes or until the garlic is very soft. If you don't have that much time you can use garlic powder to taste, but I prefer the roasted garlic cauliflower mashed potatoes better.
  • Boil the cauliflower florets for about 10 minutes or until fork tender. Let them cool down for a few minutes until proceeding to the next step.
  • Wrap the cauliflower in a clean kitchen towel and squeeze as much moisture as possible from the cauliflower.
  • Add all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Scrape the sides if needed to make sure it's creamy and well mashed. Add more or less garlic depending on your taste.
  • If the mashed cauliflower is too thick add more almond milk until desired consistency.
  • Serve hot with your favorite toppings.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 345mg | Potassium: 341mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 51.6mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 0.5mg | Net Carbs: 4g