This Whipped Cauliflower Mash recipe is a great way to incorporate more healthy vegetables into your diet. You won’t even miss regular old mashed potatoes.

I know what you’re thinking.

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You’re thinking… Laur, this looks a lot like mashed potatoes. But guess what… it’s not. It’s all cauliflower.

The first time I had cauliflower mash was at my sister Julie’s house when she had me over for dinner and I could hardly believe my taste buds. To me they were perfection. Super creamy and luscious but without all the starchy carbs. Translation: I can eat two helpings guilt-free. High-five!

Since dinner at my sisters, I couldn’t stop thinking about this cauliflower mash, so much that I rearranged my dinner menu so I could make them. So suddenly on the dinner menu was meatloaf, salad and whipped cauli.

Creamy Whipped Cauliflower Mash two cauli's

Since I was feeding my family, I made a double batch. So I started with two cauliflower heads. One cauliflower head would probably feed four smaller portions, but I knew I would want leftovers.

Okay so there’s that AND the fact I literally went through several spoons dipping into the bowl before dinner, hazards of the job I guess? Or my lousy excuse for making a double batch.

Creamy Whipped Cauliflower Mash - trim off the leafy bits

Trim off the leafy bits.

Creamy Whipped Cauliflower Mash - cut away

Then start trimming off the cauliflower pieces.

Creamy Whipped Cauliflower Mash - one-by-one

Keep going…

Creamy Whipped Cauliflower Mash - this thing

Until you have this thing… now discard it.

Creamy Whipped Cauliflower Mash - florets

Trim the larger pieces of cauliflower into florets.

Creamy Whipped Cauliflower Mash - colander

Throw them onto a colander…

Creamy Whipped Cauliflower Mash - rinse

And give them a good rinse under water.

Creamy Whipped Cauliflower Mash - a little water in the pot

Meanwhile, I filled a pot with a little bit of water, just enough so the water level is below my steamer basket and then brought it to a boil.

Creamy Whipped Cauliflower Mash - into the steamer basket

I added my washed cauliflower to my steamer basket and set it into my pot.

Creamy Whipped Cauliflower Mash - steamy

Then I let the steam do its thing and cook the cauliflower for about 15-20 minutes.

Creamy Whipped Cauliflower Mash - stab

Or until the cauliflower is knife tender.

Creamy Whipped Cauliflower Mash - remove

Remove the cauliflower and carefully add it to the bowl of your food processor.

bacon fat, salt and pepper

Then measure and add in two tablespoons of bacon fat {I know you keep a jar in your fridge! If not… you better start now!}, 1-1/4 teaspoon of kosher salt and 1/2 teaspoon of both garlic powder and black pepper.

Creamy Whipped Cauliflower Mash - puree

Secure the lid and let that baby rip.

Creamy Whipped Cauliflower Mash - scrape down the sides

Scrape down the sides…

Creamy Whipped Cauliflower Mash - bite

Taste -check! Ahhhhh yesssss.

Creamy Whipped Cauliflower Mash - whipped

Replace the lid and keep puree-ing until velvety smooth.

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Annnd that my friends is just how easy it is.

When my youngest {the picky-of-pickiest eaters} came home from school I told her to try my “mashed potatoes”. I know, I know… I fibbed and I should feel bad, yet I really don’t because she’s all like “Ooooh Mom I like them!” and I was like “Fooled ya!” and I then I had to confess to her that it was cauliflower and she didn’t even know what to say. Mom – 1, picky-daughter – a big fat ZERO.

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Go on and serve these wherever mashed potatoes are required; next to baked chicken, meatloaf or on top of your shepherd’s pie.

This whipped cauliflower mash is low carb, healthy and delicious which essentially means you can eat as much as you want… and you will. Trust me.

 

Enjoy! And if you give this Whipped Cauliflower Mash recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Creamy Whipped Cauliflower Mash
Yield: 4-6 servings

Creamy Whipped Cauliflower Mash

Whipped cauliflower is a great way to incorporate more healthy vegetables into your diet and is an excellent way to replace the starch at the dinner table. These are SO good you won't even miss regular old mashed potatoes.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 heads fresh cauliflower, trimmed into florets (do not use frozen cauliflower)
  • 2 tablespoon of bacon fat (or butter)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Place the cauliflower florets into a colander and rinse under cool water.
  2. Place them into a steamer basket and set into a pot of simmering water. Cover and steam for 15-20 minutes or until the cauliflower is tender. I pierced mine with a knife to check, when it glides in without meeting any resistance the cauliflower is done.
  3. Add the steamed cauliflower to the bowl of your food processor, or high-powered blender and add in the bacon fat, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  4. Puree until smooth, scraping down the sides every-so-often.
  5. Serve immediately or keep warm under foil.

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