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Mashed Cauliflower Recipe

Lil' Luna
Creamy mashed cauliflower is undeniably delicious! It's simple to make and is such a great side dish for any dinner meal.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 88 kcal


  • 1 head cauliflower cut into florets
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1/4 cup reduced fat cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 tsp garlic salt (with parsley flakes)
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper freshly ground
  • 2 tbsp half and half
  • fresh parsley and butter for garnish


  • Use a Steamer with an insert and boil water. Once boiling, add the cauliflower florets. Steam for 10-12 minutes or until tender.
  • while the cauliflower is steaming heat the olive oil in a skillet and add the minced garlic. Cook for just a few minutes until fragrant. 
  • Transfer the steamed cauliflower, minced garlic, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper to a large bowl. Use a hand mixer to grind it all together.
  • Transfer the ground cauliflower mixture to a food processor. Add the half and half and puree until it's the desired consistency that you like.
  • Add any salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with fresh parley and butter if you wish. 
  • If needed, reheat on the stove.


Calories: 88kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 4gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 532mgPotassium: 317mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 105IUVitamin C: 46.4mgCalcium: 90mgIron: 0.4mg
Keyword Mashed Cauliflower
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