Creamy Cauliflower Mash (Keto)

Keto Creamy Cauliflower Mash

Some may turn their nose up at mashing up cauliflower to mimic The Great Potato, but if you try it like this – you will be converted. I didn’t just stop at using a potato masher, I added full-fat cream cheese and then blitzed the mixture into a creamy, (dreamy) puree. All it needed was a little seasoning and it’s perfect as a side dish to mop up all those lovely flavours of your dish. You could also use it like I did to top my Low-carb Seafood Bake and Spicy Low-carb Cottage Pie.

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Carbs 4.3g | Fat 7.9g | Protein 5.4g
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Creamy Cauliflower Mash (Keto)

A creamy cauliflower mash to accompany any dish you would have used the mashed 'tato. Coming in at only 4.3g carbs per serving - this recipe is the shizzle!!! (For my UK readers, scroll to the end of the recipe to see image ads of the products I use.)
Course Side Dish
Cuisine General
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 as a side dish


  • 520 g (18.3 oz) cauliflower florets, cut into equal-size pieces
  • 50 g (1.8 oz) full-fat cream cheese (soft cheese)
  • salt and white pepper
  • 2 tsp unsalted butter, to serve


  • Trim the cauliflower into equal-sized pieces.
  • Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. Add the cauliflower florets and cook until they have softened completely, this can take up to 20 minutes. To test, pierce a floret with a fork and it should slide off instantly.
  • Drain well in a colander or large sieve and leave to steam off for a few minutes.
  • Mash immediately using a potato masher, adding the cream cheese halfway through. Season with salt and pepper.
  • For extra creamy mash, place the mixture into a mini food processor and blitz until smooth.
    Keto Creamy Cauliflower
  • Keep warm until ready to serve - and serve with a little unsalted grass-fed butter. Game changer!


A new-and-improved version of this delicious recipe features in my new cookbook KETO KITCHEN - currently available to pre-order on Amazon worldwide. (For UK readers, it will also be available at Waterstones.)

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Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.3g | Protein: 5.4g | Fat: 7.9g

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Nutritional Information per serving
Calories                         110Kcal / 460kJ
Fat                                 7.9g
Carbohydrates               4.3g
Protein                           5.4g

Eggs (may be found in some brands of cream cheese - check label)

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