Cheesy Mashed Cauliflower

I don’t think I’ve ever appreciated cauliflower enough until I started experimenting with low carb dishes. Now I don’t think I could live without it. Since I am starting to think about Easter sides, I decided to test a low carb version of mashed potatoes with using cauliflower instead. Oh my goodness, I didn’t miss the potatoes at all! This cheesy mashed cauliflower was creamy and flavorful and everything I wanted in a side.

First, I cut my whole head of cauliflower into little florets and boiled them in salted water. It took about 30 minutes for it to become super tender and mashable. Then I drained it and got to work adding the rest of the ingredients.
I added lots of cheddar cheese, chives, Greek yogurt for some creaminess and protein and seasoning after I mashed the cauliflower and stirred it all together thoroughly. That was all there was to making this gorgeous side!

It yielded plenty for 6 people and let me tell you, Marc and I sure enjoyed the leftovers. I can’t wait to make it again once Easter rolls around. I loved that it tasted decadent but was still lean and low carb compared to traditional mashed potatoes. Hope you all love it too! xoxo

Cheesy Mashed Cauliflower
Cheesy Mashed Cauliflower
5 from 2 votes
Cheesy Mashed Cauliflower
Cheesy Mashed Cauliflower
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins

This cheesy mashed cauliflower makes such a wonderful, creamy and flavorful side that is low carb and simple! It’s so perfect to complement any meal. 

Course: Side Dish
Keyword: Cauliflower, Cheesy Mashed Cauliflower
Servings: 6
Calories: 98 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu’s Kitchen
  • 2 pinches salt
  • 1 head cauliflower cut into small florets
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 ounce fresh chives thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil and season it with two very generous pinches of salt. Add the cauliflower florets and boil them until completely tender and mashable, for about 30 minutes. Test them with a fork to make sure. Once they are done, drain them and return them to the pot. Use a potato masher to mash them thoroughly, then add in the remaining ingredients. Stir it all together thoroughly, transfer to a serving dish and serve immediately! Enjoy!! 

Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Mashed Cauliflower
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 98 Calories from Fat 29
% Daily Value*
Fat 3.2g5%
Saturated Fat 4.3g27%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 131mg6%
Potassium 165mg5%
Carbohydrates 5.9g2%
Fiber 1.3g5%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 5.4g11%
Calcium 80mg8%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Cheesy Mashed Cauliflower

12 thoughts on “Cheesy Mashed Cauliflower”

  1. What a smart idea! I love coming to this blog and seeing such awesome ideas to use for my cooking. Thanks for sharing!

  2. 5 stars
    I have a friend coming over who’s cut out carbs, I’m going to wow her with this recipe. Thanks for another hit, Leigh!

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