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Homemade Keto Cauliflower Mashed Potato Recipe

Chef Randy , On September 21, 2022


Level: Easy

Time: 40min

Serves: 2 People

Cost: Low

Homemade Keto Cauliflower Mashed Potato Recipe Overview

Cauliflower mashed potato with butter, parmesan, and garlic tastes amazing. It makes a perfect keto meal since it is a very low carb recipe and the added oil/butter/nut options you can add make this a truly great and easy homemade keto mashed cauliflower recipe that is an ideal side for almost any protein. What better way to get your veggies in, as well as satisfy that starch craving… without the starch!

Kitchen Tools For This Easy Homemade Keto Cauliflower Mashed Potato Recipe:

  • Kitchen knife

  • Cutting board

  • Food processor

Tools For This Homemade Keto Cauliflower Mashed PotatoRecipe.

Keto Cauliflower Mashed Potato Recipe Tools

Keto Mashed Cauliflower Recipe Ingredients & Shopping List

  • 1 cauliflower head trimmed

  • 2 tablespoons butter soft

  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic

  • ¼ cup grated parmesan

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • ⅛ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Tools For This Delicious Keto Mashed Cauliflower Recipe.

Homemade Keto Mashed Cauliflower Recipe Ingredients

How to Prepare This Easy Keto Mashed Cauliflower Recipe

  1. Wash the cauliflower, trim outer leaves and cut into chunks.

    Cut cauliflower florets

    Chop the Cauliflower Florets.

  2. Steam the cauliflower in a steam basket, covered for about 14 minutes or until very tender. If you don’t have a steamer, you can fill a saucepan with a cup or two of water with the cauliflower, bring to a boil and cover. Don’t let the water all vent out or the cauliflower will burn on the bottom.

    Steam cut cauliflower florets

    Steam The Cauliflower Florets.

  3. OR you can use this alternative: Place the cauliflower florets in a microwave-safe bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of water to the bottom of the bowl, cover with a microwave-safe plate and microwave on high for about 10 minutes, until very tender.

  4. While the cauliflower is steaming, place the butter, garlic, parmesan, salt, and pepper in your food processor’s bowl.

    Creamy keto cauliflower mashed potato recipe

    Blending Homemade Keto Cauliflower Mashed Recipe.

  5. When the cauliflower is cooked, drain the hot water and let it steam for a few minutes. Then transfer it to the food processor or mixing bowl if mashing with a mixer or by hand. TIP: To make cauliflower mash potato without a food processor use a blender or manual potato masher.

    Easy chicken wing recipe seasoning

    Blend the Cauliflower Until Texture is Smooth.

  6. Mix until very smooth and serve immediately.

Variations on how to prepare cauliflower mash recipe: This is a great classic low carb cauliflower mash recipe, but you can switch the butter for another healthy keto fat like olive oil or blend some roasted almonds with the cauliflower.
If you’re not worried about the vegan aspect – don’t judge me – I’ve actually used bacon drippings and found nirvana. You can add herbs, even a bit of heavy cream.
For more flavor, when cooking the cauliflower, you can use chicken stock instead of water.

Common Questions About This Easy Homemade Keto Cauliflower Mashed Potato Recipe:

Can I use frozen cauliflower? You could, but frozen cauliflower does what most frozen veggies do, that is loose freshness and taste. Plus, I find the ice crystals that inevitably form in the bag taste like dust and make the results soggy. If you do use frozen, thaw completely, rinse and dry before using.

Does this creamy keto cauliflower mash recipe taste like mashed potatoes? No, it is cauliflower after all. It is closer than you might think though. Keto cauliflower mash can be just as creamy, perhaps not as starchy sometimes. It is a great low carb substitute to mashed potatoes.

Do you prepare homemade keto cauliflower mash ahead of time? Yes. You could make it a few hours or a day ahead, refrigerate it, then reheat it in the microwave.

How do I make low carb cauliflower mashed potatoes taste better? This one is somewhat subjective. To make this taste more like regular mashed potatoes you can add some instant mashed potatoes as you are mixing. This will change your flavor profile.

How to make turn this into a creamy keto cauliflower mashed potato recipe? To make aa creamy keto cauliflower mashed recipe you can add cream or more butter. This is individual preference but you can adjust quantities to taste.

How do I make homemade keto cauliflower mashed potatoes thicker? In order to make this homemade keto cauliflower mashed recipe yield a thicker, more starchy final menu item you can add more cauliflower to the original recipe until this densifies to taste. Alternatively, you can simmer down the water on medium heat. As the water evaporates the cauliflower rice will be thicker.

Kitchen Equipment Questions:

How can I make homemade keto cauliflower mashed potatoes without a food processor? Alternatives to preparing homemade keto cauliflower mashed potatoes without a food processor are immersion blenders, blenders or manual potato mashers. For the creamiest possible mash, the food processor is the best bet. If you only have an ordinary scraper you can also make cauliflower rice.

Nutritional Value Questions:

Is cauliflower mash paleo? You can make this cauliflower mash recipe paleo by removing the butter. Some paleo diets allow olive oil so that could be a great substitute.

What are some homemade keto cauliflower mashed potato recipe alternatives? Low carb keto meals alternatives to my keto cauliflower mashed recipe include my cauliflower rice recipe (this is an easier recipe since it involves fewer ingredients).

Chef Randy

After graduating from LeCordon Bleu at the top of his class Chef Randy dove head-first into a culinary career working in many top-tier restaurants including the Golden 1 Center Arena as a lead cook. He later owned and operated a mobile woodfired pizza concept where he championed whole and natural ingredients. Chef Randy is passionate about healthy food and developing relationships with local providers for true farm-to-fork food production.