GET FREE SHIPPING IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S. WITH $50 PURCHASE

RECENT BLOG POSTS

Mashed Cauliflower with Roasted Garlic

Holiday Flash Sale!


For 4 days only, get the Living Well Planner® + 2 free gifts for just $39, our lowest price of the year! PLUS get free shipping in the US on orders of $50 or more!

START SAVING NOW!

Mashed Cauliflower with Roasted Garlic | Easy Side Dish Recipe | Roasted Garlic Cauliflower

Friends, it is time to face the cold hard facts:  November & December are not kind when it comes to counting calories. One Thanksgiving dinner alone can provide the caloric requirements for a small country, and that’s not even counting the pie.  (Mmmmmmmm……pie…..)

DIG DEEPER


Use our free and easy grocery list to make the grocery shopping easy! Simply opt-in below to have the Grocery List Printable sent straight to your inbox!

I hate watching my weight, I really do.  I especially hate that the older I get, the more careful I need to be.  So recipes that allow me to think I’m indulging in something I shouldn’t be when I’m actually being very good are exactly the kind of recipes I need.  Yep, you got it:  My diet plan is all about deception.

Which of course makes this recipe for Skinny Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower pretty much perfect.  Not only is it completely delicious and super low cal, it is a breeze to whip together and makes the perfect side dish to any meal, including Thanksgiving dinner!

Ingredients for mashed cauliflower with roasted garlic

Here is what you need:

1 large head cauliflower
2 bulbs garlic
olive oil
1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk or regular milk**
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
 
**NOTE: To add additional fat and make this recipe even more Keto friendly, substitute 1/4 cup heavy cream along with 2-3 tablespoons of butter for the almond milk.

Roast a head of garlic in the oven

Step 1: Slice off top of garlic bulb so that the inner cloves are exposed.  Drizzle with olive oil.  Wrap in foil and roast at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes; set aside to cool.

Break cauliflower into medium chunks and wash

Step 2: Wash and cut cauliflower into medium chunks, removing all leaves and green parts.

Boil cauliflower for about 8 minutes until soft

Step 3: Place cauliflower in large saucepan; cover with water and bring to a boil.   Place lid on saucepan and boil for 8 minutes.

Drain cauliflower using a strainer

Step 4:  Drain Cauliflower

pat the cauliflower dry using paper towel

Step 5: Pat cauliflower dry with paper towel

Add milk and seasoning to cauliflower

Step 6: Place cauliflower, Silk almond milk, salt, and pepper in bowl of large capacity food processor.

add roasted garlic to cauliflower in the food processor

Step 7:  Add roasted garlic.

Process the cauliflower until smooth

Step 8:  Process until cauliflower is a smooth puree, close to the texture of mashed potatoes.   Serve immediately or place in refrigerator to serve later.  To reheat, bake in oven at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.

Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower Recipe

Mashed Cauliflower with Roasted Garlic

Delish holiday side or a yummy substitute for mashed potatoes!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Mashed Cauliflower with Roasted Garlic
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Ruth Soukup

Ingredients

  • 1 large head cauliflower
  • 2 bulbs roasted garlic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/3 cup **Silk unsweetened almond milk or regular milk
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper

Instructions

  1. Slice off top of garlic bulb so that the inner cloves are exposed. Drizzle with olive oil. Wrap in foil and roast at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes; set aside to cool.

  2. Wash and cut cauliflower into medium chunks, removing all leaves and green parts.

  3. Place cauliflower in large saucepan; cover with water and bring to a boil. Place lid on saucepan and boil for 8 minutes.

  4. Drain Cauliflower.

  5. Pat cauliflower dry with paper towel.

  6. Place cauliflower, Silk almond milk or (*heavy cream and butter), salt, and pepper in bowl of large food processor.

  7. Add roasted garlic.

  8. Process until cauliflower is a smooth puree, close to the texture of mashed potatoes. Serve immediately or place in refrigerator to serve later. To reheat, bake in oven at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.

Recipe Notes

**To add additional fat and make this recipe even more Keto friendly, substitute 1/4 cup heavy cream along with 2-3 tablespoons of butter for the almond milk.

 

Have you ever tried mashed cauliflower?  What are your favorite healthy side dishes?

This roasted garlic mashed cauliflower recipe gives you all of the flavor with none of the guilt (and none of the carbs!) Whips up in just minutes! And it's Keto-friendly too!

Easy Mashed Cauliflower Recipe | Keto Mashed Cauliflower | Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower Recipe | Easy Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower | Best Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

29 Comments

  1. November 13 at 11:32AM

    I am always seeing Cauliflower recipes show up on Pinterest, and I’m always hesitant. I mean, it can’t be as good as the real thing, can it? But you’ve got me wanting to try it!

    • Ruth Soukup
      November 13 at 03:14PM

      It is really good Jacque! It definitely tastes a little more cauliflower-ish, so if you don’t like cauliflower you might not like it, but the texture is almost exactly the same. My whole family loved it!

  2. November 13 at 12:18PM

    Yummm! I’ve never really bought cauliflower below (I know, I know), but I think I will!

    • Ruth Soukup
      November 13 at 03:14PM

      Can’t wait to hear what you think Michelle! 🙂

  3. November 13 at 02:14PM

    This looks absolutely delicious! I want to try some cauliflower recipes now 🙂

    • Ruth Soukup
      November 13 at 03:15PM

      Thanks Rachel!

  4. Ashlee
    November 13 at 02:27PM

    I’m trying this out this weekend! Looks delish. I’m hoping substituting real milk and using a hand potato masher and small blender work as well.

    • Ruth Soukup
      November 13 at 03:15PM

      Let me know how that works out Ashlee! Can’t wait to hear what you think!

  5. Anna
    November 15 at 07:40AM

    I am definitely going to try this – it looks good. My husband views cauliflower with suspicion but loves mashed potatoes. I wonder if steaming the cauliflower would work just as well as boiling – just to keep more nutrients in, you know.

  6. Mika
    March 14 at 10:52PM

    Very good, just needs 1 bulb of garlic only!! Otherwise watch out!!

  7. Onasiwt
    July 31 at 04:59PM

    Cooking this now making before hand so hubby doesn’t know it’s cauliflower. I boiled drained then used a potato masher it ended up being really watered down so I used a very thin kitchen towel(which I picked up from dollar tree for another cauliflower recipe) squeezed out excess water over all I think it will be good I’m going to use the broth to help make some gravy!

  8. Christine
    January 18 at 06:05PM

    Just finished making this and took a taste……delish!! thank you!!

  9. Anonymous
    January 25 at 07:24PM

    This was great! I added cheese and chives, tossed in the broiler for 5 minutes, and even my three kids loved it!

  10. Arion
    March 4 at 06:29PM

    I am wondering if a blender can be used in place of a food processor, which believe it or not, I don’t have one?

  11. November 6 at 10:00AM

    Hello! I made a post including healthy delicious Thanksgiving recipes. I thought you would like to know that I included your Mashed Cauliflower. If you would like to check out the post please go to my website, It is under Munchy Monday, or if you scroll to the bottom of my home page you can see my recent posts. Look for “How to stay healthy this Thanksgiving.”
    Thank you, Have a wonderful day!

  12. JustAMom
    July 1 at 11:10PM

    Just made this and followed a previous poster’s advice and only used one bulb of garlic…. OMG DELISH!!! With only one bulb it is still VERY garlicky – I can’t imagine two – but it is WONDERFUL!! You truly cannot tell it’s made from cauliflower at all. Pinning this and saving it for Thanksgiving!!

  13. Delaney
    April 28 at 11:26PM

    This was a total success. Made me feel like I was actually eating mashed potatoes! Thanks for the amazing recipe. AND with no butter or cream. Amazing.

Leave a Comment

COMMENT