Creamy Cauliflower Mash

A delicious creamy cauliflower mash recipe that is much lower in carbs (2g net carbs) than potato. A perfect accompaniment to any meal.
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My creamy cauliflower mash potatoes recipes are incredibly easy to make. Yes, it isn’t mashed potatoes it is so much better! 🤣 Honestly, though this mash is super creamy, and so well-seasoned that it can certainly fill that desire for light, buttery and smooth mash.

ragu and mash in a white bowl

Creamy Cauliflower Mash Ingredients

With just seven ingredients this recipe is not a hard one to make at home. Cauliflower can at times get a bit expensive so buy up while it is cheap and freeze it. I always have a stash in the freezer to tide me over when the prices rises.

Here is all you need to make a creamy cauliflower mash.

bowl of ingredients for a keto mash potato

How to Make Cauliflower Mash

While a lot of cauliflower mash recipes call for steaming or boiling the cauliflower, I make it a totally different way. If you have been wondering how to make cauliflower taste like mashed potatoes, then here are my secrets.

Firstly, sauté the riced cauliflower in butter, ghee, or olive oil, until softened. This imparts a nice buttery taste and texture to the cauliflower mash. When the cauliflower has softened place it in a blender with the remaining ingredients and puree until smooth and creamy. Adjust any seasonings as needed. You can also use a stick blender for this too.

By using the cream and cream cheese instead of milk the result is a perfect low carb keto cauliflower mash.

I have also included a recipe to make keto cauliflower mash with a Thermomix.

cauliflower mash and gravy in a bowl with spoon

What to serve it with

Here are just a few of my favourite recipes that team perfectly with cauliflower mash.

  1. Keto Curried Sausages
  2. Instant Pot Mexican Shredded Beef
  3. Chicken Milanese
  4. Buttery Beef Casserole
  5. Lamb and Haloumi Meatballs
  6. Shweinshaxe
curried sausages and cauliflower mash in a brown bowl

FAQs and Hot Tips

For a super creamy cauliflower mash make sure the cauliflower is softened. I prefer to use a Thermomix®, blender or food processor or stick blender to puree over actually mashing it. The result is far smoother and silkier.

Can I freeze cauliflower mash? Yes, you can. Simply place it into a ziplock bag and press flat and seal. Store flat on the shelf in the freezer. To defrost, place it in the fridge overnight to defrost gently. Reheat and use as needed.

Can I make creamy cauliflower mash dairy free? To make a dairy free cauliflower mash recipe omit cheese, cream cheese and cream. Cook the cauliflower in olive oil, and puree with 1/4 cup of vegetable broth, 1 tbsp of yeast flakes, and 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard. This makes the most perfect creamy keto vegan cauliflower mash!

rissoles in a bowl with gravy and mash

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cauliflower mash and gravy in a bowl with spoon

Creamy Cauliflower Mash

A delicious creamy cauliflower mash recipe that is much lower in carbs than potato. A perfect accompaniment to any meal.
5 from 52 votes!
Prep Time: 6 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 16 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Australian Keto
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 185kcal
Author: Megan Ellam
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Servings: 6 people
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  • 460 g (21oz) cauliflower florets roughly chopped
  • 3 tablespoons (60g) butter
  • 4 tablespoons (60g) thickened cream or heavy cream
  • ¾ cup (90g) cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt flakes
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper
  • ½ cup (50g) shredded cheddar



  • Chop cauliflower in a food processor until finely riced. (Alternatively use a box grater and grate the cauliflower).
  • Melt butter and sauté cauliflower over medium-low heat for 8 minutes or until softened.
  • Return cauliflower to the food processor, add cream, cream cheese, salt, and white pepper. Blend until smooth. Fold through grated cheese and season to taste.


  • Chop cauliflower 4 sec/speed 5. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • Add butter and cook 11 min/110°C/speed 1.
  • Add cream, cream cheese, salt flakes, and white pepper. Mix 40 sec/speed 7. Fold through grated cheese and season to taste.


  1. Butter can be substituted with ghee, olive oil or bacon drippings.
  2. Cream can be replaced with stock or broth.
  3. Store in the fridge for up to 1 week.
  4. Mash is suitable to freeze in an airtight container.

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Serving: 1serve (1/2 cup) | Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 539mg | Potassium: 246mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 492IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 1mg | Magnesium: 15mg | Net Carbs: 3g
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