Creamy Mashed Cauliflower

February/March 2005, The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005)

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Our savory cauliflower puree makes a perfect low-carb stand-in for mashed potatoes. It gets its fabulous flavor from garlic, buttermilk and a touch of butter and, best of all, it has about one-quarter of the calories of typical mashed potatoes. If you like, vary it by adding shredded low-fat cheese or chopped fresh herbs.

"This recipe is fantastic!! I used herb and garlic light cream cheese, skim milk or non fat milk. € Monique - Toronto, Canada "

30 Reviews for Creamy Mashed Cauliflower


This recipe is fantastic!! I used herb and garlic light cream cheese, skim milk or non fat milk. €

Monique - Toronto, Canada


Since I'd never tried pureed cauliflower, I made this as written, and using an immersion blender to mix everything right in the pan. We enjoyed it with Dover Sole and liked it quite a bit. Outside of adjusting to the natural sweetness of the cauliflower, it's something we'll probably enjoy regularly now instead of potatoes. It's much easier.


Delish! I recommend adding only half the buttermilk, pulsing/turning on the processor, then checking the consistency. I thought it might be too wet for my liking, and was correct. I only used 3/4 of the buttermilk the recipe calls for.

After processing, I added the puree to a gratin dish, drizzled with the reserved olive oil and put under the broiler until it developed a nice crust. Then plated, snipping fresh chives over the top of each serving.

Next time I think I'll add a panko/parmesan/olive oil topping before broiling to make it even more delectable.

Highly recommend this recipe (especially for vegetarians, and it could easily be made vegan)!!!

Comments (1)


dcizmadia wrote 3 years 33 weeks ago

Wanted to update my review. I've made this several times, without even using buttermilk. I suppose you could use regular milk, but it's really not needed.


I love this recipe!!! I used scallions and sour cream, and cut the garlic back to two cloves. It is a marvelous substitute for potatoes. Definite 5 stars!


I doubled the recipe and did one head of cauliflower steamed and one head roasted- delicious!


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