Perfect White Cheddar Cauliflower Mash - Tastes JUST like mashed potatoes!

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This white cheddar cauliflower mash uses a special technique to give your mashed cauliflower the perfect consistency -- never watery, never runny, always delicious!

This white cheddar cauliflower mash uses a special technique to give your mashed cauliflower the perfect consistency -- never watery, never runny, always delicious!

Cauliflower mash is a go-to recipe for plenty of people on a ketogenic diet. However, it presents a few issues. First of all, the method for preparing it usually produces a runny, not very potato-like result. When you boil cauliflower and blend it immediately, it retains too much moisture and doesn’t stay fluffy.

The other problem with most cauliflower mash recipes is that they taste a little too much like cauliflower. ;) If you really want a recipe that will satisfy your mashed potato cravings, typical cauliflower mash may not do it for you.

Cauliflower mash: The secrets to fluffy fauxtatoes

We took a different approach preparing this cauliflower mash so it would create a fluffier consistency. The secret? Squeeze the ever-living crap out of your cauliflower! While it takes a few extra minutes compared to the usual boil-and-blend recipes, the result is downright mouthwatering. Everyone in our house at this with no complaints.

This white cheddar cauliflower mash uses a special technique to give your mashed cauliflower the perfect consistency -- never watery, never runny, always delicious!

For ultra-flavorful cauliflower mash, we also made the easy choice to add some tasty cheese to the mix. We included both cream cheese and a little white cheddar so the cauliflower wouldn’t dry out completely. Between cheese and extra spices, this cauliflower mash truly does taste like pillowy mashed potatoes.

The other secret for perfect cauliflower mash? You’ll need an excellent blender to get the lumps of cauliflower fully pulverized. As usual, we used our very powerful Vitamix, but even then it still took a good amount of blending. You won’t be able to do this one by hand if you want a potato-like consistency.

This white cheddar cauliflower mash uses a special technique to give your mashed cauliflower the perfect consistency -- never watery, never runny, always delicious!

Cauliflower mash makes a perfect side dish for our one-pan sausage skillet or broccoli mac and cheese. One taste, and you’ll never go back to your old fauxtatoes!

Approximate nutrition facts per serving (about 1/4 of this recipe):

  • Calories: 210

  • Fat: 18g

  • Saturated fat: 11g

  • Sodium: 115mg

  • Total carbs: 9.2g

  • Fiber: 4.75g

  • Sugars: 4.25g

  • Net carbs: 4.5g

  • Protein: 6.5g

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Perfect Cheesy Cauliflower Mash - Tastes JUST like mashed potatoes

This white cheddar cauliflower mash uses a special technique to give your mashed cauliflower the perfect consistency -- never watery, never runny, always delicious!

prep time: 5 minscook time: 25 minstotal time: 30 mins

ingredients:

  • 1 large head of cauliflower, chopped into large florets
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup shredded white cheddar cheese, room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons grass-fed unsalted butter, softened
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

instructions

  1. Boil a large pot of water and salt it generously. Add cauliflower and cook until just fork tender, about 7 minutes.
  2. Drain cauliflower and cool for a minute or two. When it’s cool enough for you to handle, add some of the florets to a clean dishcloth and squeeze as much water as possible out of them.
  3. Add squeezed cauliflower to your high-powered blender (we used our Vitamix). Continue working in batches to squeeze moisture out of the cauliflower until no florets remain. Add your cheese and butter to your blender about halfway through this process so you can soften it more between layers of warm cauliflower.
  4. Add seasonings to taste and puree until very smooth and creamy. Use a tamper if your blender has one, or stop periodically to scrape down the sides and keep your cauliflower mash incorporated.
  5. Serve cauliflower mash warm with your favorite low-carb mains.

calories

210

fat (grams)

18

sat. fat (grams)

11

carbs (grams)

9.2

net carbs

4.5

protein (grams)

6.5

sugar (grams)

4.25

Fiber (in grams)

4.75
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This white cheddar cauliflower mash uses a special technique to give your mashed cauliflower the perfect consistency -- never watery, never runny, always delicious!