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Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

November 26, 2014


5 from 1 vote

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Creamy mashed potatoes are a real treat for me, and are a staple of many holiday meals. The first time I tried this cauliflower mash, I almost couldn’t believe it wasn’t actually made of potatoes.


Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes - 2Teaspoons


The ingredient list for this cauliflower mash is surprisingly short – cauliflower, unsweetened greek yogurt, and olive oil. Cauliflower is a healthier alternative to potatoes that cuts down on the calories and add vitamins and minerals. The greek yogurt adds protein and helps the mash thicken, and the olive oil makes everything smooth.


Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes - 2Teaspoons


Making the mash is super easy. First, cut the cauliflower into florets – about the size of typical broccoli pieces – discarding the green leaf. You can use the white stem, it will just take a little longer to soften. 15 minutes in a steamer is the easiest way to soften the cauliflower. If you don’t have a steamer you can microwave it covered with a little water or even roast it in the oven for a deep caramelized flavor.


Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes - 2Teaspoons


To mash the cauliflower, I’ve found that a stand mixer with a whisk attachment on medium-high works well and takes only a few minutes. Start on a lower speed first as the mash may spatter.


Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes - 2Teaspoons


These cauliflower mashed potatoes are definitely on the menu the next time I host a holiday dinner. Give these a try (maybe for Thanksgiving or Christmas!) and let me know how it goes!


Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes - 2Teaspoons


Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

5 from 1 vote
All the flavor and texture of creamy mashed potatoes - without all the calories
Servings 6 -8
Author 2Teaspoons


  • 2 heads of cauliflower
  • ¼ cup olive oil plus some extra to drizzle on top
  • 1 ½ cups greek yogurt unsweetened
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Chop cauliflower into florets and steam until soft, about 15 minutes
  2. Combine cauliflower, 1 cup yogurt, and olive oil, and mash together (I used an electric mixer on low with a whisk attachment). Add in enough of the remaining yogurt to reach the desired consistency.
  3. Salt and pepper to taste. Add a drizzle of olive oil if desired and serve immediately.


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  1. Avatar for Jennifer Stewart

    Jennifer Stewart

    5 stars
    I love what you can do with cauliflower! It’s my new favorite vegetable besides squash. I make a cauliflower fried rice and definitely making this cauli mash for Christmas since the hubs and I are Paleo right now! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Avatar for Karen


      Thanks Jennifer! I love cauliflower (and squash!) too and am delighted to hear you’ll be adding this recipe to your Christmas dinner! Happy Holidays 🙂

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