Keto Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Keto cauliflower mashed potatoes is a tasty side dish without the carbs! It’s easy to make, and it goes perfectly with these turkey meatballs, steak, or a side of veggies!

Keto Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

The first time I tasted cauliflower rice, I was hooked! Although when I heard that you can also make mashed potatoes using cauliflower, I was admittedly skeptical. I  bought a frozen version at first and I regret it. It was soupy just like I feared it would be, but I didn’t give up! I knew that a homemade recipe would taste better, and boy was I right.

Keto Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Keto Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

This is by far my favorite keto side dish! And in regards to taste, you can’t even tell it’s made with cauliflower.

Keto Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

The delicious alternative to the classic mashed potatoes is only made with five ingredients: cauliflower, garlic, milk (or cream), butter, and pesto. Make sure to check your ingredients to ensure they are ketogenic (no emulsifiers, etc).

Keto Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

If you’ve got the time, you can also make your own pesto sauce (click here for my jalapeño pesto recipe). If you’re in a pinch, store-bought pesto sauce tastes just as good!

More keto recipes you’ll love:

Asparagus Almondine
Pico De Gallo Stuffed Chicken
Asparagus Soup (tastes amazing with cauliflower mashed potatoes)

Keto Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients:

1 head cauliflower, chopped
1/4 cup milk or cream, as desired
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup pesto – check ingredients to ensure ketogenic (no emulsifiers, etc)

Instructions

Place a large pot of water in a stockpot over high heat.
Chop up the cauliflower florets and place in the water once boiling, then reduce to medium heat.
Cook the cauliflower for 15 minutes, until tender.
Keto Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
Drain cauliflower in a colander, discarding the cooking water, and place the cooked cauliflower in a food processor.
Keto Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
Puree until as smooth as possible. You can add a touch of milk at this point to help make it creamier.
Keto Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
Return the mixture to the clean stockpot over medium-low heat and add milk, butter and pesto until you reach your desired taste and texture.
Pin for later!
Keto Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Cauliflower mashed potatoes taste amazing the next day too! Making extra batches is an easy way to have a keto side dish ready for lunch, dinner, or for meal prepping!

Keto Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Keto cauliflower mashed potatoes is a tasty side dish without the carbs! It’s easy to make, and it goes perfectly with chicken, steak, or a side of veggies!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Keto, Keto Cauliflower mashed potatoes, keto recipes

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower chopped
  • 1/4 cup milk or cream
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup pesto check ingredients to ensure ketogenic (no emulsifiers, etc)

Instructions

  1. Place a large pot of water in a stockpot over high heat.

    Chop up the cauliflower florets and place in the water once boiling, then reduce to medium heat.

    Cook the cauliflower for 15 minutes, until tender.

    Drain cauliflower in a colander, discarding the cooking water, and place the cooked cauliflower in a food processor.

    Puree until as smooth as possible. You can add a touch of milk at this point to help make it creamier.

    Return the mixture to the clean stockpot over medium-low heat and add milk, butter and pesto until you reach your desired taste and texture.

About Jasmine Espinal

Stylish Cravings is the personal lifestyle blog of Jasmine Espinal. We cover everything from style, DIY's, shopping tips, recipes we love and daily tidbits on life with 7 kids.

Never Miss A Minute

Get Tips · Tricks & Goodies
right in your inbox!

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close