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Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes are a creamy and garlicky side dish that tastes and looks like mashed potatoes but are made with cauliflower.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 167 kcal
Author Amanda Rettke--iamhomesteader.com


  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets (approximately 4 cups)
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • chives, chopped for garnish


  1. Boil cauliflower in water for 10-15 minutes, or until tender. (You can also steam cauliflower in a steamer basket or in the microwave.)

  2. Thoroughly drain the water to avoid a soggy mash. Pat the cauliflower with paper towels to drain any excess water.

  3. Add the cauliflower to a food processor. Process until smooth.

  4. To the blender, add parmesan, cream cheese, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Process again until well blended.

  5. Transfer to a serving bowl and top with butter.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Garnish with chopped chives.