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Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

Whir cauliflower into a creamy low-carb substitute for mashed potatoes. This easy recipe gets a kick of flavor from garlic-infused olive oil, making it a dairy-free (and vegan) vegetable side dish.


6 servings

Prep Time

20 minutes

Total Time

20 minutes


  • 8cups cauliflower florets (about 1 large head)
  • 3tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for garnish
  • 2cloves garlic, sliced
  • 3/4teaspoon salt
  • 1/2teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1tablespoon chopped fresh sage


  1. Bring 1 to 2 inches of water to a boil in a large saucepan fitted with a steamer basket. Add cauliflower; cover and cook until very tender, 10 to 12 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and add garlic. Cook, stirring, until the garlic starts to brown around the edges, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Transfer to a food processor along with the steamed cauliflower, salt and pepper. Process until very smooth. Transfer to a bowl and stir in sage. Drizzle with oil, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (recipe makes 6 servings)

Calories 101kcal
Carbohydrate Total 8g
Total Sugars 3g
Added Sugars 0g
Fiber 3g
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 1g
Mono Saturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 334mg
Protein 3g
Potassium 434mg
Calcium 36mg
Folate 81mcg
Omega-6 1g
Vitamin E 1mg
Vitamin B3 1mg

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