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Easy Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

These Easy Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes put a fun twist on your favorite side dish, and make it even easier to sneak in some extra veggies! They are delicious and easy to make!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cauliflower mash, cauliflower mashed potatoes, family friendly recipe, healthy side dish, veggie side dish, whipped cauliflower
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 124kcal
Author: Wellness For The Win


  • 1 head cauliflower medium head, cut into florets
  • 2 tbsp ghee or butter
  • 1/4 cup half and half or milk of choice
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  • Steam cauliflower florets on the stove top until it is soft and you can easily pierce it with a fork. (You can also purchase fresh or frozen steamable bags of riced cauliflower and steam in the microwave to save time. I would recommend doing 2 bags.)
  • Allow cauliflower to cool for a few minutes, then transfer to food processor or powerful blender. Add ghee/butter, spices and HALF of the milk/half & half, and pulse until partially combined.
  • With a spoon or spatula, scrape down the sides and assess the texture. Very gradually add more milk/half & half as needed, until you reach the desired consistency. Note: You may not need all of the liquid, or may need more, depending on the size of your head of cauliflower. Don't add liquid too fast and make it runny!
  • Pulse until well combined and it reaches a creamy texture, similar to that of regular mashed potatoes.
  • Serve warm. Garnish with green onions if desired.


Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 449mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 69.3mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 0.6mg