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This delicious Cauliflower Mash is made with cream cheese and butter, and whipped until it is smooth. It’s the perfect keto side dish for holidays!

low carb cauliflower mash on a spoon

The BEST Cauliflower Mash

With the holidays upon us I’ve been working on a menu that includes lots of keto recipes so that my friends and family that are eating low carb can enjoy Christmas dinner right along with everyone else.

I know there are a lot of low carb cauliflower mash recipes out there but I’m not exaggerating when I say this is the BEST Cauliflower Mash. It’s got everything that I love about mashed potatoes, cream cheese, butter…more butter…without all of the carbs.

It’s an easy, but totally delicious, keto side dish that everyone will love, whether they are skipping the carbs or not.

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What Will I Need to Make Cauliflower Mash?

  • Cauliflower Rice
  • Cream cheese
  • Butter
  • Heavy Cream
  • Salt
  • Hand Blender (immersion blender)

Why Use a Hand Blender?

A hand blender is the key to getting the perfect texture for your cauliflower mash. It needs to be smooth and creamy to give you that mouth feel you’re craving. Get it right and you won’t even miss those mashed potatoes!

I use my Braun MultiQuick 5 Vario Hand Blender and it works every time. It has patented PowerBell Technology that pulls the cauliflower inward as you move it around which gives you a finer, smoother blend.

It also has SPLASHControl Technology which virtually eliminated splashing. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve lifted up my hand blender and some kind of puree has splattered everywhere. With the Braun MultiQuick 5 Vario Hand Blender I don’t have to spend any time cleaning up a mess after I make my cauliflower mash.

It has so many uses!! This hand blender has 21 speeds to choose from and it even has a TurboBoost setting to give a little extra burst of power when you need it so you can use it for all sorts of recipes.

It comes with several different attachments so you can use it to blend, chop, whisk, mash, crush, and puree ingredients. You can change out the attachments in one easy motion thanks to the EasyClick Plus system so it makes prepping food for holiday meals a breeze.

I highly recommend the Braun MultiQuick 5 Vario Hand Blender and it makes a great gift for foodie friends and family. Grab one for 20% off until 12/3!

How to Make the BEST Cauliflower Mash:

Place your cauliflower rice (finely chopped cauliflower) in a large pot and fill with enough water to cover the cauliflower. Cover with a lid and cook over medium high heat for approximately 10 minutes.

Pour the cauliflower into a fine mesh strainer allowing all of the water to drain out. Press on the cauliflower lightly to remove as much water as possible. The more water you remove the better texture you will get for your mash.

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Place the cauliflower back in the pot and use the Braun MultiQuick 5 Vario Hand Blender on medium-high speed to puree the cauliflower into a smooth mash.

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Add butter, cream cheese, salt, and pepper and continue to use the hand blender to puree until it is smooth.

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Do I Have to Use Cauliflower Rice?

I find that cauliflower rice cooks really quickly so I get the creamiest texture from it once everything is blended together.

I’m lucky because my grocery store sells fresh cauliflower rice in the refrigerated section of the produce aisle. You can make your own by using a box grater to grate cauliflower into small pieces, or in a food processed using the grater attachment.

If you don’t want to make cauliflower rice you can use a head of cauliflower and chop it into small pieces and then follow the instructions for the rest of the recipe as written. It may need to cook slightly longer you’ll just need to test it with a fork to make sure it is very soft and tender.

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Servings: 8
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 25 mins

The BEST Cauliflower Mash {Keto}

This delicious Cauliflower Mash is made with cream cheese and butter, and whipped until it is smooth. It’s the perfect keto side dish for holidays!
creamy cauliflower mash on a spoon
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Ingredients

  • 2.5 pounds Cauliflower Rice
  • 3 ounces Cream cheese
  • 1 ounce Butter
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • teaspoon Pepper

Instructions

  • Place your cauliflower rice in a large pot and fill with enough water to cover the cauliflower. Cover with a lid and cook over medium high heat for approximately 10 minutes.
  • Pour the cauliflower into a fine mesh strainer allowing all of the water to drain out. Press on the cauliflower lightly to remove as much water as possible.
  • Place the cauliflower back in the pot and use the Braun MultiQuick 5 Vario Hand Blender on medium-high speed to puree the cauliflower into a smooth mash.
  • Add butter, cream cheese, salt, and pepper and continue to use the hand blender to puree until it is smooth.
  • Serve warm.

Nutrition

Calories: 97kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 19mg, Sodium: 247mg, Potassium: 438mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 231IU, Vitamin C: 68mg, Calcium: 42mg, Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutrition facts are an estimate and are provided as a courtesy. They are generated by an online API which recognizes ingredient names and amounts and makes calculations based on the serving size. Results may vary.
Author: Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cauliflower mash, keto side dish, low carb side dish, mashed cauliflower