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Mock Mashed Potatoes (Cauliflower) Recipe

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Mock Mashed Potatoes (Cauliflower) Recipe

Your guests will probably never know that these rich mashed potatoes contain no potatoes at all. They are made from cauliflower. Great for low-carb diets. These are doubly good with bacon bits added.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets (discard core and large stems)
  • 1 (14 ounces) can chicken or vegetable broth (or homemade - about 1-3/4 cups)
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 Tbsp sour cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions, white and green parts
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


Place cauliflower florets in a large saucepan. Add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer until very tender, about 12 minutes. Drain thoroughly through a fine sieve and return to the pot over low heat. Cook about 2 more minutes to dry out excess moisture, stirring constantly. (It's okay that they break apart.)

Pour cauliflower into food processor fitted with the metal blade. Add butter, cream cheese, sour cream, cheddar cheese, green onion, salt, and pepper. Pulse to combine. Reheat before serving, if necessary.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Mock mashed potatoes are great for low-carb diets.

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 5 out of 5
This recipe is AWESOME, Member Shoshana37

I LOVE mashed potatoes but I don't love the carbs... so I figured I'd give this recipe a whirl. It was VERY easy to follow and came out delicious the first time! I don't cook often so I was concerned I'd ""mess it up"" and it wouldn't taste right, but whatever ""right"" is supposed to taste like, it sure tastes like mashed potatoes! And since I made it, I know what's in it, and the ingredients are healthy and low carb :) I actually put less and eliminated a bit from the ingredients in the recipe and for the most part stuck to the main ingredients and instructions and it tastes perfect!

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