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The Best Creamy Mashed Cauliflower Recipe

keto cauliflower mashed potatoes
This super creamy mashed cauliflower recipe is the best, ever! And I don't use the the word best lightly. With a few simple tips you can also make this soft, fluffy, buttery, creamy mashed cauliflower to rival any potato mash.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 142 kcal


  • Stick Blender


  • 1 large head of cauliflower cut into florets
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 3 tablespoon cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoon sour cream
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • salt


  • In a large pot, add 2.5 cups of water, cauliflower, garlic, salt and bring to boil.
  • Cover and simmer until the cauliflower is tender and can be easily pierced with a fork. This would take about 10 minutes.
  • Drain the water and bring the cauliflower back to the pot and keep in medium low heat to steam off the extra moisture.
  • When the cauliflower is dry, turn off the heat and add butter, cream cheese, sour cream, salt and pepper to the pot.
  • Blend with a stick blender until creamy and fluffy. Adjust seasoning to taste. Add more melted butter on top as a garnish.


  • If using frozen cauliflower, use about 24 oz. Proceed with the recipe as with the fresh.
  • Leftovers can kept, covered in the fridge for 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or the on the stove.
  • I don't think this will freeze well. Cooked and cooled cauliflower can be frozen. Reheat and mash with the rest of the ingredients.


Calories: 142kcalTotal Carbs: 8.7gProtein: 3.8gFat: 11.3gSaturated Fat: 6.8gFiber: 3gNet Carbs: 5g
Keyword cauliflower, creamy, easy, Keto, Low carb, quick
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