Creamy Garlic Mashed Cauliflower potatoes Recipe

Mashed Cauliflower Potatoes Recipe




Yield 6-8

A more nutritious version of mashed potatoes made with buttery cauliflower instead!



  1. Bring a couple quarts of water to a boil in a large pot or pan.
  2. Add cauliflower and cook until tender. (I suppose you could also use a microwave, but I've never tried since we don't have one and don't use them!)
  3. Drain well. Transfer cooked cauliflower to large bowl and add butter and optional sour cream (or cream cheese) and parmesan.
  4. Use immersion blender or hand mixer to blend until smooth and creamy. This is the most important step ... chunks of cauliflower are a giveaway!
  5. Sprinkle with extra cheese (if desired) and serve warm. Top with fresh chopped parsley or chives for a nice garnish!


Option for Instant Pot:

  1. Wash and quarter cauliflower, remove leaves and stem.
  2. Add steamer/trivet basket to Instant Pot along with 1 cup water. Add cauliflower pieces.
  3. Set to manual high pressure for 4 minutes.
  4. Manually vent/release pressure. Open, drain, and remove inner basket.
  5. Gently squeeze any remaining liquid out of cauliflower and return to pot.
  6. Add other ingredients and whip until creamy!

Courses Side

Cuisine Thanksgiving

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 3/4 cup

Amount Per Serving

Calories 80

% Daily Value

Total Fat 7.3 g


Saturated Fat 4.8 g


Cholesterol 19 mg


Sodium 48 mg


Total Carbohydrates 3.6 g


Dietary Fiber 1.7 g


Sugars 1.6 g

Protein 2 g


* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Recipe by Wellness Mama® at