Creamy Mashed Cauliflower

Mashed cauliflower
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Prep: 0 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
246 Calories
6g Fat
41g Carbs
10g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 246
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 130mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Protein 10g
Calcium 173mg 13%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Mashed Cauliflower

You can save time with this recipe by buying bagged, pre-washed cauliflower florets in the produce section of your supermarket.


  • 1 large head cauliflower (or 10 oz. cauliflower florets)
  • 2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and diced into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (or 2 Tbsp. minced garlic)
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Steps to Make It

  1. Place the cauliflower florets and diced potatoes in a large, heavy saucepan. Cover with water by two inches (the water should come up to two inches over the tops of the vegetables in the pot).

  2. Bring to a boil and cook 10 to 15 minutes until vegetables are tender when pierced with a fork.

  3. Drain in a colander.

  4. Return vegetables to the saucepan. Add remaining ingredients. Mash with a potato masher until the mixture reaches the desired consistency.

  5. Serve warm.