Cauliflower gets a bad rap as a low carb alternative to potatoes and other high carb options, however this mashed cauliflower recipe with smooth and smokey roasted garlic pairs perfectly with gravy and is a near perfect dupe for mashed potatoes.

mashed cauliflower recipe


Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

I always make a few extra heads of roasted garlic because it's delicious to spread on low carb toast or crackers.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 697kcal


  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 head garlic
  • 2 tsp avocado oil
  • 2 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp grass-fed butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 ounces shredded cheddar cheese optional



  • Preheat over to 400℉
  • Peel the thin, paper-like outer layers from your head of garlic, but keep the bulb and a skin of the individual cloves on.
  • Cut about 1/3 inch off the top of the cloves and place in the cup of a muffin tin (you can roast more than one head of garlic and use it for garlic bread or other items).
  • Drizzle with avocado oil.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 – 40 minutes.
  • Let cool before removing cloves from the skins.


  • Wash the cauliflower well and trim the stalks. Cut into bit sized pieces – florets and stems. Just get rid of any really rough parts.a
  • Place in a large glass (or other microwave-safe bowl) with the heavy cream and butter.
  • Microwave on high for six minutes. Do not cover and even if it starts to make popping noises, leave it be.
  • After six minutes, remove and stir the cauliflower up to make sure it is coated in the butter and cream.
  • Microwave another six minutes.
  • Remove from the microwave and put into a high speed blender or food processor along with the roasted garlic cloves until smooth.
  • Season with salt and pepper and top with a pat of butter.


Calories: 697kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 52g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 131mg | Sodium: 641mg | Potassium: 1913mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1362IU | Vitamin C: 286mg | Calcium: 609mg | Iron: 3mg

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