Spicy Mashed Cauliflower

Overhead view of a bowl of Spicy Mashed Cauliflower plated next to a yellow cloth napkin

Mashed cauliflower is a wonderful substitution for potatoes. It tastes a little like mashed potatoes and my kids told me they never would have known it was cauliflower if I hadn't told them.

This spicy mashed cauliflower is a new favorite at our house.

Why This Recipe Works

  • Cauliflower is low in carbs and full of nutrition.
  • This mashed cauliflower recipe is a healthy and hearty alternative to mashed potatoes.
  • This recipe is so easy to customize!

Ingredient Notes

See recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions. 

  • Cauliflower
  • Heavy cream
  • Milk
  • Garlic powder
  • Stone ground mustard
  • Butter
  • Salt

How To Make This Recipe

  1. Bring about 1/2 inch of water to a boil in a large pot. Add the cauliflower florets. Cover and steam until tender, about 5-8 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and drain water from pot. Mash the cauliflower with a masher or with an immersion blender.
  3. Mix in the cream, milk, garlic powder, mustard, butter and salt.
  4. Stir well and serve.

Expert Tips

  • Feel free to customize this recipe by adding in bacon, green onions, or your favorite herbs and spices.
  • Although I love using stone ground mustard in this recipe, dijon mustard will also work.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is The Best Way To Mash The Cauliflower?

I like using an immersion blender, but a regular blender works as well. If you prefer a more textured mash, use a masher instead.

Can I Use Frozen Cauliflower?

If using frozen cauliflower, be sure to thaw it first.

A bowl of Spicy Mashed Cauliflower plated next to a yellow cloth napkin

Enjoy!

Spicy Mashed Cauliflower

Creamy and spicy Mashed Cauliflower is a great alternative to mashed potatoes! Low in carbs but high in nutrition.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 1 medium head of cauliflower , cut into florets
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons stone ground mustard
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Bring about 1/2 inch of water to a boil in a large pot. Add the cauliflower florets. Cover and steam until tender, about 5-8 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and drain water from pot. Mash the cauliflower with a masher or with an immersion blender.
  • Mix in the cream, milk, garlic powder, mustard, butter and salt.
  • Stir well and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Spicy Mashed Cauliflower
Amount Per Serving (4 g)
Calories 0
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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