cauliflower mash in a bowl with melted butter on top

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

A delicious low carb alternative to the real thing!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 101 kcal
Author Sheena Strain


  • 1 medium cauliflower
  • 1/3 cup sharp white cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 tbsp grass fed butter or extra virgin olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp chives chopped
  • sour cream (optional) to serve


  1. Scroll up to watch the recipe video!

  2. Remove the leaves and stem of the cauliflower and cut into several large chunks.

  3. Add water plus a steamer basket to a large pan then add water and bring to a boil, add the cauliflower.

  4. Cover and cook for about 6-8 minutes, or until just tender. 

  5. Remove the cooked cauliflower and drain the pan completely of all water, then immediately return the cauliflower to the hot pan and add the grated cheddar cheese, butter, salt, pepper, and mash or blend until smooth using a hand blender. If you want to add a little garlic, you could add about 1/2 tsp garlic powder at this stage. 

  6. Serve immediately and top with a sprinkling of chopped chives, and a dollop of sour cream if you like.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 101 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 128mg6%
Potassium 448mg13%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 215IU4%
Vitamin C 71.3mg86%
Calcium 100mg10%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.