Mashed Cauliflower

wooden spoon dipping into mashed cauliflower

This is the BEST mashed cauliflower recipe! So creamy and delicious!

This is the BEST mashed cauliflower recipe! So creamy and delicious!

Yield 4
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 2 teaspoons avocado oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 24 ounces fresh cauliflower, riced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked pepper


  1. Add the oil to a deep 12 inch skillet and heat over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook 1 minute.
  2. Add the cauliflower rice and stir to combine.
  3. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cover the pot. Let cook for 10 minutes.
  4. Remove the lid and stir. Continue cooking until nearly all of the liquid has evaporated, about 10 more minutes, stirring as needed.
  5. Use an immersion blender to puree the cauliflower. Alternately, transfer the mixture to a blender or use a potato masher. Using a potato masher will result in a less smooth texture. 
  6. Add the butter, salt, and pepper and stir to melt the butter. Serve hot.


If you notice too much liquid in the pan after pureeing the cauliflower, continue cooking to evaporate the liquid. Be sure to stir often so as not to burn the cauliflower. Also, keep in mind that cauliflower has more liquid than a potato and will always be looser than traditional mashed potatoes.

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 146Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 1085mgCarbohydrates: 8gNet Carbohydrates: 4gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 4g

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