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Creamy Mashed Cauliflower

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  • Servings:

    4 (242 g) as an appetizer
  • Prep Time:

    20 minutes
  • Cook Time:

    0 minutes


This variation on mashed potatoes is a great side dish to complement any meal. If you like a little bite to your potatoes, a little horseradish paste is a wonderful addition to garlic for pumping up the spice in this dish.
8 cups cauliflower florets
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1/3 cup nonfat buttermilk
4 tsp. olive oil, divided
1 tsp. butter
1/2 tsp. salt
Pepper to taste
Fresh chives, chopped (optional)
Creamy Mashed Cauliflower


1. Place cauliflower florets and garlic in a steamer basket over boiling water, cover and steam until soft (12-15 minutes).
2. Place the cooked cauliflower and garlic in a food processor. Add buttermilk, 2 teaspoons oil, butter, salt, and pepper. Process until smooth and creamy.
3. Serve drizzled with remaining 2 teaspoons oil and garnish with chives, if desired. Serve hot.


Nutritional Facts
Servings 4 (242 g)
Base Nutrients
Calories 114 kcal (6%)
Calories from Fat 56 kcal (0%)
Total Fat 6 g (10%)
Saturated Fat 2 g (8%)
Cholesterol 3 mg (1%)
Sodium 391 mg (16%)
Total Carbohydrates 13 g (4%)
Dietary Fiber 4 g (17%)
Protein 5 g (8%)
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C 104 mg (116%)
Calcium 74 mg (6%)
Iron 1 mg (6%)