Horseradish-Cheddar Mashed Cauliflower

This mashed cauliflower recipe with butter and sour cream mimics the taste and texture of mashed potatoes. The swap saves you 40 grams of Carbohydrates and 100 calories per cup, plus it quadruples the vitamin C, giving you 82% of your Daily Value of the immune-boosting nutrient.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 cups


  • 1 medium head cauliflower, cut into florets

  • ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • ¼ cup sour cream

  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives, plus more for garnish


  1. Bring 1 inch of water to a simmer in a large pot fitted with a steamer basket. Add cauliflower, cover and cook until tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

  2. Remove the cauliflower and basket; drain the excess water. Return the cauliflower to the pot over low heat and mash with a fork or potato masher. Add cheese, sour cream, horseradish, butter, season with salt and pepper and mash until smooth. Stir in chives. Garnish with more chives, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

148 Calories
10g Fat
9g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 148
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 7g 13%
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Vitamin A 385IU 8%
Vitamin C 74mg 82%
Folate 94mcg 24%
Sodium 317mg 14%
Calcium 153mg 12%
Iron 1mg 4%
Magnesium 30mg 7%
Potassium 493mg 10%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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