Creamy Cauliflower Mash

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Naomi Sherman


Net Carbs



One of my fondest memories of comfort food was mashed potato sandwiches with butter and salt. No carbs there, right?

So, when I cut carbs from my diet I really, REALLY missed mashed potato.

I made cauliflower mash a few times and it was like a bowl of watery, mushy, mashed cauliflower. And while I love cauliflower; it ain’t mashed potato.

What I was missing was that creamy, velvety mouthfeel of mashed potato.

I searched online sites and tried adding chives and cream and garlic and all kinds of things, so I know that even a simple dish like this can be hard to get your head around in the beginning. And it gets disheartening, I know.

I pinky-swear promise that you won’t be disappointed with this recipe.

Make it. Post it. Tag me.


  • 1 head head of cauliflower

  • 60 grams of cream cheese

  • 1 tablespoon of finely grated parmesan, heaped

  • Sea salt and pepper


  • Cut the cauliflower into florets and place in a large pot.
  • Cover with water and bring it to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer until the cauliflower is fork tender.
  • Do not overcook or you will get watery mash.
  • Place the cooked cauliflower into a colander over the sink and drain. Let the cauliflower sit in the colander for about five minutes to dry out slightly.
  • Put the cauliflower florets into a high-speed blender and then add the cream cheese and parmesan.
  • Blitz until smooth and creamy. This may take a few minutes and there is always a moment where you think it won’t work, KEEP GOING, scrape down the sides a couple if times if you need to.
  • Once the mash is smooth and creamy, season to taste with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

7 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories66
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 4.1g 7%
    • Total Carbohydrate 3.5g 2%
      • Protein 3.1g 7%

        * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.