Cauliflower Mash-low carb mashed potato option

Now I love potatoes, just like the next person…

but when I’m eating low carb they are not hight on my priority list to overindulge in.

This is a great option, take a look! 

low carb mashed potaot option

I’ve made this Cauli-Mash quite a bit lately and have found that I like the texture best when I add in one potato with the head of cauliflower.

I’ve made it without and it’s still delicious but the texture is better with a potato.

Cauliflower Mash- low carb mashed potato option

And don’t forget the butter…

Oh, how I love butter. As we all know just like potatoes and cauliflower and pasta goes for that matter, they are pretty bland on their own, it’s the toppings that matter most. Now you don’t need to drown in butter but you don’t want to skimp either.

The best part about eating low carb is you don’t have to skimp on the butter! That and bacon, but that’s a whole other story.

You can add any flavorings you prefer to this cauli mash, garlic, herbs, sour cream the possibilities are endless! Try some cheese too!

This is a great low starch vegetable that will fill you up without making you feel “stuffed”.

You can also make this 1/2 cauliflower and 1/2 potatoes, so many options and all delicious.

More Cauliflower Recipes to try:


If you are a cauliflower fan then be sure to check out my Cauliflower Stuffing and also my recipe for Cauliflower Potato Salad, this one fooled even everyone into thinking it was potatoes.

Now if you need some gravy to pour over these, take a look at my GRAVY RECIPE HERE, no turkey needed to make great gravy for a holiday meal or weeknight dinner.

And if you just want to reduce the carbs without removing them all, add a couple of boiled potatoes to enhance the creamy texture.

Cauliflower Mash-low carb mashed potato option


  • 1 head cauliflower cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 russet potato
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4-1/2 cup heavy cream or milk
  • salt and pepper


  • Cut cauliflower into 1-inch pieces.
  • Peel and cut the potato in 1-inch pieces.
  • In a 4 quart saucepan bring the cauliflower, potato, and 1 teaspoon salt to a boil.
  • Cook until the cauliflower and potato are tender, and slide off a knife when pierced with a knife.
  • Drain the cauliflower and potato.
  • With a potato masher (I use a hand masher, you can use an electric mixer if desired) mash the cauliflower and potato with butter, heavy cream, salt, and pepper.
  • Top with some more butter, or gravy and some fresh cut parsley and serve.



  1. How many servings does this make using the quantities given here in this recipe? I often have 8 to 10 for special and holiday meals and need to know how much I need to increase it. thanks

    1. This will easily serve 6-8, if you are serving 10 and not having a lot of sides double it (and if you want leftovers too!)

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