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Best Mashed Cauliflower Recipe

Mashed cauliflower is a healthy way to dupe mashed potatoes with all of the flavor, but a fraction of the calories. Plus, it's super easy and inexpensive too!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Mixing5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cauliflower, Garlic and Thyme Mashed Potatoes, healthy, low calorie, low carb side dish, mashed cauliflower, Mashed Potatoes, potato substitute
Servings: 4 cups (approx)
Calories: 75kcal
Author: Lisa Brown


  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp butter More or less, to taste
  • 1 tbsp cajun spice My fave is Tony Chachere's
  • 1 tsp dried thyme substitute any herb of choice, like rosemary
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a medium/large saucepan, begin heating water to boil while you prep the ingredients
  • Rough chop an entire head of cauliflower 1-2 inch pieces. Don't chop it too small!
  • Put chopped pieces of cauliflower into the saucepan of water. It's ok if it is not boiling yet.
  • Once the water starts boiling, boil cauliflower for 3-5 minutes, or until the largest piece is tender to a knife test (similar to how you test potato doneness)
  • When cauliflower is done boiling, pour over strainer to thoroughly drain water
  • Transfer cauliflower to a Ninja food processor, or another high powered food processor
  • Add butter, spices, herbs, and salt/pepper.
  • Blend until smooth and thoroughly blended! Enjoy!


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 75kcal