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.  Cauliflower is low in carbs and full of nutrition.

My family loved the way this dish turned out.  This spicy mashed cauliflower is a new favorite at our house.

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

To make this recipe,  steam the cauliflower until tender, mash it  and mix in a little cream, milk, butter, garlic powder and two tablespoons of stone ground mustard.  I used an immersion blender to mash the cauliflower to get it smooth, but you can easily mash it with a potato masher.

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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Sir 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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