Looking for the perfect keto side dish? This keto mashed cauliflower recipe is the BEST! This creamy, dairy-free, keto cauliflower mash makes the perfect mashed potato substitute, and is only 5g net carbs!

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What Makes This Recipe Great

I did it! You’re looking at the world’s BEST keto mashed cauliflower, and it is about to change your life. It is seriously as good as mashed potatoes, but this cauliflower mash is also keto, whole30 + dairy-free!

The best part? It’s less than 5 carbs per serving!

Ingredient Notes

Cauliflower: I highly recommend using frozen cauliflower rice for this keto cauliflower mash. It has the most neutral flavor and is the easiest to use to make creamy, lump-free mashed cauliflower that isn’t watery.

Broth: The higher quality of your bone broth or stock, the more flavorful your mashed cauliflower. I love using my homemade bone broth for the ultimate flavor! You can also use chicken stock, or chicken broth, or to make it vegan use veggie stock or broth!

Cashew Cream: Cashew Cream is my favorite dairy free replacement. Other dairy free options would be original flavor nutpods or coconut cream from a can. Start with 1/4 cup of the nutpods or coconut cream, and add more if needed. Both of these would still be Whole30.

Recipe Step by Step

steps to making creamy cauliflower mash
  1. Sauté the frozen cauliflower rice until is thawed, then add in the super delicious creamy sauce: bone broth + cashew cream! It gives this mashed cauliflower the most delicious flavor, and keeps it dairy-free!
  2. After the liquid is absorbed, blend it all up in the food processor. You could also use a blender, but those are harder to scrape the cauliflower mash out of.

After making this keto cauliflower mash, you will never miss mashed potatoes again!

Expert Tips

Dairy: If you’re ok with dairy and not making this keto cauliflower mash during a Whole30, you could use grass-fed butter in place of ghee, and organic heavy cream in place of cashew cream. Start with 1/4 cup heavy cream, and add more if needed. Using heavy cream would make these much lower in carb!

creamy mashed cauliflower in a white bowl and background

FAQs

How do I store leftover keto cauliflower mash?

Leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

How do I serve this keto mashed cauliflower?

Serve this side dish warm with your favorite protein entree and enjoy!

More Keto Side Dishes

Keto Spinach Rice Pilaf

Perfect Grilled Onions

Keto Roasted Artichoke Hearts

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Whole30 + Keto Mashed Cauliflower

This keto mashed cauliflower recipe is the BEST! This creamy, dairy-free, keto cauliflower mash makes the perfect mashed potato substitute, and is only 5g net carbs!
5 from 17 ratings

Ingredients 
 

  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 2 12-ounce bags frozen cauliflower rice
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, grated or finely minced
  • 1/2 cup bone broth
  • 1/2 cup cashew cream

Instructions 

  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the ghee, frozen cauliflower rice, salt + pepper. Stir until the rice is thawed, about 5 minutes.
  • Add in the grated garlic and stir for 30 seconds until fragrant.
  • Pour in the bone broth and cashew cream. Stir and continue cooking over medium heat for 5-10 minutes until the liquid is absorbed.
  • Transfer to a food processor and blend until smooth. Tastes and add more salt + pepper if desired.
  • Serve warm. Leftovers will keep refrigerated in an airtight container for 5 days.

Notes

Cauliflower: I highly recommend using frozen cauliflower rice. It has the most neutral flavor, and is the easiest to use to make creamy, lump free mashed cauliflower that isn’t watery.
Broth: The higher quality your bone broth or stock, the more flavorful your mashed cauliflower. I love using my homemade bone broth for ultimate flavor! You can also use chicken stock, chicken broth or to make it vegan use veggie stock or broth!
Cashew Cream Substitute: Cashew Cream is my favorite dairy free replacement. Other dairy free options would be original flavor nutpods or coconut cream from a can. Start with 1/4 cup of the nutpods or coconut cream, and add more if needed. Both of these would still be Whole30.
Dairy: If you’re ok with dairy and not making these during a Whole30, you could use grass fed butter in place of ghee, and organic heavy cream in place of cashew cream. Start with 1/4 cup heavy cream, and add more if needed. Using heavy cream would make these much lower in carb!
Calories: 114, Total Carbs: 6.9g, Protein: 3.2g, Fat: 9.2g, Fiber: 2g, Net Carbs: 5g
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