Garlic mashed cauliflower with a pat of butter on top in a white bowl next to a stainless steel spoon in front of a white and grey towel all on a wooden surface

Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

As a healthier alternative to mashed potatoes, try making Garlic Mashed Cauliflower. It has all the flavor with fewer carbs and less guilt!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cauliflower
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 106kcal
Author Stephanie Lynch



  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1 tbsp cream cheese
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  • Cut the cauliflower into florets
  • Steam the cauliflower for about 10 minutes, until it is tender
  • Meanwhile, in a small skillet over medium heat, warm the olive oil
  • Add the minced garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes, until fragrant and brown then remove from the heat
  • When the cauliflower is done, add half to a food processor or blender and blend on high for a moment
  • Add the rest of the cauliflower to the blender with the garlic, cheeses, salt, and pepper
  • Blend until creamy and smooth
  • Serve warm with a pat of butter if desired


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 446mg | Potassium: 430mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 97IU | Vitamin C: 70mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 1mg