Craving mashed potatoes while following a low-carb ketogenic diet?

Mashed potatoes are too high in carbs to be keto-friendly. Mashed cauliflower is a good keto alternative.

1 cup of mashed potatoes contains 35 grams of total carbs, while 1 cup of cauliflower mashed only has 11 grams of total carbs.

Mashed cauliflower is a low-carb and keto substitute for mashed potatoes.

It’s a velvety cauliflower puree that’s as creamy and rich as its potato counterpart.

All you need is 5 main ingredients:

  • Cauliflower
  • Cream cheese
  • Milk
  • Garlic
  • Butter

With cream cheese, milk and butter, it’s almost guaranteed to come out creamy and heavenly.

It’s a great sub to mashed potatoes without all the carbs.

Ready to give this mashed cauliflower recipe a try?

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Creamy Mashed Cauliflower With Melted Butter

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This mashed cauliflower recipe is rich, creamy, gluten-free, low-carb, and delicious. It's a great keto and low-carb substitute for mashed potatoes. Even tastes better than mashed potatoes if you ask me.


  • 1 large head cauliflower, florets removed
  • 4 oz cream cheese (cut into chunks)
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp butter (cut into chunks)
  • 1 tsp olive oil (optional)
  • 4 gloves garlic
  • 3/4 tsp salt (to taste)


  1. Boil a large pot of water for cauliflower. Once it comes to a boil, add cauliflower florets and add a few pinches of salt. Cook for about 10 minutes until tender. Drain the water and press the florets with paper towels to remove the excess water.
  2. Return the cauliflower to the pot and mash with a masher or fork until smooth. or until you reach the desired consistency.
  3. Add the cream cheese, butter, and milk and stir. Season with salt. Continue to mash until it's all seasoned and creamy. Add a drop of milk if you prefer a smoother texture.
  4. Dress it with chives and a slice of butter.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 223Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 612mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 5gSugar: 6gProtein: 7g

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