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Mashed Cauliflower with Garlic and Herbs

Course: Side Dish
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 58kcal
Author: Downshiftology.com, with changes made by K2.0
Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes are a healthy, low-carb alternative to mashed potatoes.
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  • immersion blender
  • metal steamer basket


  • 8 Cups cauliflower florets
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves removed


  • Trim cauliflower and cut off florets.
  • Heat 2" of water in a large pot and insert a steamer basket. Place florets inside and steam for 8 minutes.
  • While the cauliflower is steaming, heat the olive oil in a small pan on medium heat. Add minced garlic and cook for 30 seconds, then remove from heat.
  • Remove steamed cauliflower from the pot. Drain water, and add cauliflower back in. Add the olive oil, garlic and chopped herbs.
  • Use a potato masher or an immersion blender to mash the cauliflower. Serve with a garnish of thyme leaves.


Calories: 58kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 413mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 111IU | Vitamin C: 68mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg