Need a healthy side dish even the kids will love? This keto garlic cauliflower mash recipe is so creamy they won’t be able to tell it’s low-carb!
There are so many healthy low-carb side dishes out there. You don’t have to compromise to enjoy a meal that stays within your macros. I’m thrilled to share a recipe with you that melts in your mouth. You won’t even miss the potatoes.
Garlic Cauliflower Mashed “Potatoes”
Mashed potatoes are a classic side dish for family meals. I remember eating them all the time as a kid. This recipe doesn’t have any potatoes in it! Nope! Instead, I mashed up cauliflower florets. Even the most skeptical person will try it and agree it’s delicious.
It might not have the exact same texture as potatoes, but it’s seriously close! The secret is the garlic cloves and butter. If you want it to be creamier, add more butter. Don’t skimp on the garlic. This is what elevates this dish to “amazing” status!
Cauliflower is one of the healthiest vegetables you and your family can eat. It’s low in carbs, high in fiber, and is an excellent source of vitamin C and K. The garlic and butter combine to create a dish that is so tasty even your kids will love it.
There are only 3 ingredients, so it’s one that you can make even when you are super busy.
This recipe is perfect for the holidays. Share it with your family at Thanksgiving or Christmas.
Best Keto Cauliflower Mash
I’ve made keto cauliflower mashed potatoes before. That recipe has milk in it – so if you want it creamier, try that recipe. This one is even easier because it’s made with just garlic, butter, and cauliflower. This one has a bolder flavor which is why I happen to enjoy it a little more.
Try them both and see which one you like best!
This recipe works perfectly for meal prep too. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will last about 5 days and tastes delicious when you reheat it.
Keto Cauliflower Recipe Ideas
Don’t just stop with the basic recipe. Add some fun toppings to it:
- Shredded Cheese
- Crumbled Bacon
- Low-Carb Gravy
Cauliflower is a really versatile vegetable. There are so many different ways you can prepare it. If you like it raw with a crunch, then make a bowl of deviled egg cauliflower salad. You can also roast it and add other veggies to make a keto cauliflower stuffing. Or, chop it up and make keto cajun cauliflower rice. There are so many creative ways you can serve it!
Keto Garlic Cauliflower Mash Recipe
Here is the entire list of ingredient to make this recipe. Exact measurements can be found within the printable recipe card below.
Salt & pepper
1. Roughly chop the cauliflower and place in a large pot with garlic cloves.
2. Add enough water to cover ingredients. Boil for 12-15 minutes, or until the cauliflower is tender.
3. Drain water.
4. Using an immersion blender or potato masher, mash the cauliflower and garlic until smooth.
5. Stir in butter, salt & pepper.
6. Top with fresh parsley if desired.
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Keto Garlic Cauliflower Mash Recipe
This keto garlic cauliflower mash recipe is simple - with just 3 ingredients.
- 1 head cauliflower
- 5 garlic cloves
- 2 tbsp butter
Roughly chop the cauliflower and place in a large pot with garlic cloves.
Add enough water to cover ingredients. Boil for 12-15 minutes, or until the cauliflower is tender.
Using an immersion blender or potato masher, mash the cauliflower and garlic until smooth.
Stir in butter, salt, and pepper.
Top with fresh parsley if desired.
To save time, buy pre-chopped cauliflower florets.
Net Carbs: 5 Net Carbs
The nutritional information for this recipe is calculated as a courtesy and is an approximate only. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipes on this site.
Keto Holiday Side Dishes
If you enjoyed this keto garlic cauliflower mash recipe, then you will enjoy these side dish recipes next. They are my family’s favorites.