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Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes | Mocktatoes Recipe

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Cauliflower mashed potatoes, a healthy low carb and KETO friendly “mocktato” recipe, is the smashed veggie you never knew you were missing.

Creamy and delicious, once you learn how to make cauliflower mashed potatoes, you can use them as a better base for chicken and roast as well as a flawless side dish that people will be craving more of.

Get ready to hear “These are WHAT?” when you serve up a plate…or two!

cauliflower mashed potatoes

 

Recently my husband and I have been trying to eat better.

By eat better, I mean I totally pulled the rug out under my family on Monday this week and was like…”NO SUGAR, NO SODA, NO BREAD, NO CANDY, NO GOING OUT TO EAT, NO CARBS.”

And of course it was like a mini meltdown that continues on a daily basis where everyone eats great food and complains about it cause its not a Milky Way.

Out of this challenge, however, I have been learning to cook much more healthy and nutritious meals that don’t leave me bloated and gross.

And one of those are turning cauliflower into  basically a mocktatoe.

I know what you are thinking; there is no WAY cauliflower can be a substitute for a potato. In some ways you are right.

The texture is a bit different and the taste, well that’s not quite the same either.

But its GOOD. REALLY good.

And loading it up with bits of bacon, onions ,and cheese give you a loaded cauliflower mash that will keep the complaints down enough that you can get some veggies down everyone’s throat.

What can you do with cauliflower mash?

Well, of course you can serve it as a healthier alternative side dish. It’s KETO and Low Carb friendly for those that care. It also makes a pretty filling lunch on its own or as a base to other meals. For example, I made some and put in the bowl underneath pot roast this week. DELICIOUS.

For those that read here, I have used cauliflower in other recipes here and one of my readers favorites is this Keto Friendly Cauliflower Casserole side dish.

The recipe and spices are different versus this more classic recipe.

I don’t believe you can fool people into thinking cauliflower mash or cauliflower rice is the real thing but its most definitely a perfect alternative to a better eating lifestyle and I am SURE you will love this cauliflower mashed potatoes recipe!

how to make mashed cauliflower

 

Cauliflower mashed potato

Here is the cauliflower mash recipe. It takes about 20 minutes to steam the cauliflower and then another 20 minutes to bake it.

Time to mix up is about 10 minutes.

Looking for other great no carb or low car options? Try one of these Thanksgiving Keto Side dishes!

  • 1 head cauliflower, greens discarded and cauliflower cut into small pieces
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 5 slices bacon, cut into small pieces
  • 2 green onions, chopped, for serving

Note: You can also use half and half in place of heavy whipping cream but that is just low carb, not KETO.

Sizing up a Cauliflower Head: I’d say this serves 4-6, it really depends on the size of cauliflower head you have. I used a very small one for this.

How to make Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Prefer real carbs? Try this Southern Potato Salad for a loaded option~

Preheat oven to 350 and grease a casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.

Steam cauliflower until a fork stuck into the largest piece is soft.

Mash cauliflower in a mixing bowl.

mashing cauliflower

Add butter, half and half, salt and pepper and 1/2 cup of cheese.

Mix well.

cauliflower with cheese

Pour into prepared pan.

Sprinkle with remaining shredded cheese and bacon.

classic mocktato recipe

Bake for 20 minutes.

Remove from oven and serve topped with chopped green onions.

classic cauliflower mashed potatoes recipe

 

Serves 4-6

cauliflower mashed potatoes recipe

Other Delicious Veggie Side Dish Options:

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes | Creamy Mocktatoes Recipe
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

Cauliflower mashed potatoes, a creamy Mocktatoes Recipe that is so simple. Grab this Classic cauliflower recipe that is a keto and low carb side dish alternative to mashed potatoes

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cauliflower, cauliflower mash, mocktatoe, side dish
Servings: 6 people
Ingredients
  • 1 head cauliflower greens discarded and cauliflower cut into small pieces
  • 3 tablespoons half and half
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese divided
  • 5 slices bacon cut into small pieces
  • 2 green onions chopped, for serving
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease a casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Steam cauliflower until a fork stuck into the largest piece is soft. Mash cauliflower in a mixing bowl. Add butter, half and half, salt and pepper and 1/2 cup of cheese. Mix well. Pour into prepared pan. Sprinkle with remaining shredded cheese and bacon. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and serve topped with chopped green onions

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