Creamy Cauliflower Mash

Creamy Cauliflower Mash

A healthy alternative to mashed potatoes. You can make this recipe with or without dairy.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


  • 1 Blender
  • 1 Cheese grater
  • 1 Colander
  • 1 Stock pot


  • 1 Large head cauliflower
  • 3 tbsp Unsalted butter
  • 1 cup Gouda cheese
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 3 tbsp garlic salt
  • 2 tbsp cracked black pepper
  • 3 tbsp parsley chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves smashed


  • Bring heavy cream, half and half, and garlic cloves to a simmer in a stock pot on medium-low heat. Careful not to scorch dairy in the pot. (your end product will taste burnt and you'll have to start over)
  • Add cauliflower into pot, florets side down and cover. Allow this to poach for 15-20 minutes or until cauliflower is fork tender
  • Break cauliflower up enough to fit into blender. Add liquid mixture in 1/4 cup at a time and blend until smooth, or desired texture.
  • Season with garlic salt and black pepper to taste. Add in gouda and stir until combined.
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 3 days in an air tight container
Keyword cauliflower, cauliflower mash, healthy, low carb, mashed potato alternative, side dish

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