Low Carb Cheddar and Garlic Cauliflower Mash Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Low Carb Cheddar and Garlic Cauliflower Mash Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Low Carb Cheddar and Garlic Cauliflower Mash

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"This recipe is great for anyone on a low-carb diet and has that occasional mashed potato craving."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. Place cauliflower, garlic, and bay leaf in a pot; pour in enough water to cover. Bring mixture to a boil and cook until cauliflower is tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and discard bay leaf.
  2. Transfer cauliflower and garlic to a blender; add Cheddar cheese, butter, and sour cream. Blend mixture until desired consistency is reached; season with salt and pepper.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 14, 2014

For low carb this is delish. I had about 1/2 cup leftover turkey broth and combined that with enough water to cover and cook the cauliflower. I increased the garlic to 4 cloves as we love garlic and added 2 bayleaves to the cooking liquid. I don't miss potatoes too much with this excellent substitute. Give it a try you won't be disappointed.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 10, 2014

This tasted good, just made, and was quick to make. It does taste slightly different than mashed potatoes. It also keeps some of the texture despite blending it in a Vitamix blender. I have had mashed potatoes where the potato was boiled with the garlic that went really well. I am not sure the cauliflower was heavy enough to not leave a lingering garlic flavor. Also, I have tried another similar recipe without the added dairy that tasted equally good but lighter. A bit of it got eaten with dinner, but the leftovers were never touched afterwards. It started to get slightly watery and the garlic taste was just a bit to strong by that point. It worked for dinner that evening though.

Mar 11, 2014

Quite tasty.. need lots of salt and pepper. I would suggest using an extra sharp cheddar.. next time I will and a few more cloves of garlic

Jun 10, 2014

Creamy and delicious, just how you want it to be. I used the Grand Gourmet Pro blender and not a single lump....if u like it really smooth. Make sure not to use more butter or sour cream than it calls for might make it too thin. I also substituted plain Greek yogurt for the sour cream to save calories. Could use another clove of garlic to be honest.

Jun 03, 2014

I absolutely loved this recipe! I did not have high hopes for this being tasty, and was looking for a way to sneak veggies into my family's meals. My husband wouldn't try it, and my 18 month old didn't like it, but I sure did. I intend to make this for myself and have it around for lunches. It's very smooth and has great flavor. I used low fat sour cream and a bit less butter than called for. DELICIOUS!

Apr 10, 2014

BUH bye potatoes this was so delish that I am making it as often as I can. Thanks for this recipe!!

Mar 07, 2015

I omitted the garlic and added more sour cream. My husband loved it and next time I'll use two heads up of cauliflower.

Apr 10, 2014

This is delicious!!! My husband left out the bayleaf and it was still excellent. My 1 year old couldn't get enough!!!


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  • Calories
  • 162 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 33 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 12.1 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 3.6 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 6.7 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 178 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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