The first time I tried mashed cauliflower, it was tasteless, grainy and nothing like the comfort food it was trying to mimic. After some tweaking, I now have the perfect Steakhouse-style Garlic Mashed Cauliflower recipe that tastes just like steakhouse garlic mashed potatoes! This is the best cauliflower mash recipe you will ever make.
Garlic Mashed Cauliflower Recipe
Swapping out cauliflower in the place of potatoes is something you see a lot in low-carb circles, but did you know that the benefits go beyond just skipping out on the carb load that potatoes add?
Cauliflower has less calories than potatoes and significantly higher amounts of vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin K and folate. They have about the same fibre content.
This flavorful cauliflower mash pairs well with a wide range of beef, pork, chicken, and plant-based entrees. Plus, it comes together in under 30 minutes, so it is perfect for those busy weeknights when you want to get a healthy dinner on the table without too much fuss.
For my low-carb friends, this recipe comes out to 7.4g net carbs per 1 cup serving.
Garlic Mashed Cauliflower Ingredients
1 medium cauliflower head, florets only
2-3 whole garlic cloves, peeled
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 Tablespoons milk of choice
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
3 Tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
Tip: Steaming the garlic along with the cauliflower will remove the raw edge and make it more tender.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Steamer basket or colander
- Food processor
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Sharp knife
- Cutting board
How to Make Mashed Cauliflower
Place the cauliflower florets and the garlic cloves into a steamer basket set over a pot of gently boiling water. Cover and steam until the cauliflower is fork-tender, around 15 minutes.
Transfer the cauliflower and garlic to a food processor or blender and add the olive oil, almond milk, garlic powder, and onion powder. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and process until smooth and creamy. Taste and adjust the seasonings, as desired.
Transfer to a serving bowl and top with fresh chives before serving. Enjoy!
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
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These steakhouse-style garlic mashed cauliflower “potatoes” are the perfect option for when you want a satisfying steak supper – without the carbs!