I have 9 of the best ever Mashed Cauliflower Keto Recipes. Who knew there are so many different ways to make cauliflower mashed potatoes? I didn’t, did you? Cauliflower is quickly becoming a very popular replacement for potatoes and rice. That is for anyone that wants to eat low carb, Paleo or Keto.
People miss eating mashed potatoes and so Mashed Cauliflower Keto Recipes were invented. They are delicious and taste and look quite similar to mashed potatoes when prepared properly. Cauliflower rice is very similar, in my opinion, they aren’t cooked quite as long or whipped up. In my opinion cauliflower rice is easier to prepare. That is why I included a cauliflower rice recipe on this post.
I make my cauliflower potatoes and cauliflower rice differently than any of these recipes. I think it is much easier to prepare. You do have to have an Instant Pot though. I’m going to tell you how I make my cauliflower rice right now with some tips I have learned. I buy either a whole head of cauliflower, a bag of cauliflower from Costco that is already cut into florets or I buy a bag of frozen cauliflower.
I’m sure you can figure out which is easier. The tips are that the fresh head of cauliflower is quite pricey in any grocery store and so is the bag from Costco. I have noticed the price of cauliflower rise quite quickly recently.
I don’t know if it’s the time of year or not. But a bag of frozen cauliflower is a lot cheaper ounce per ounce. I can’t tell the difference in the taste when my meal is prepared, plus it’s already cut up and washed and ready to go.
I put the cauliflower in my Instant Pot inside of a wire container with holes in it. I add one cup of water to the pot. I close the pot and set it to steam for 10 minutes which is the auto setting for steam. So that’s really easy too. Frozen cauliflower takes the same amount of time to cook as fresh.
When it is finished cooking I dump it into a large bowl and use either a potato masher or a pastry blender/cutter to chop it into little pieces. I love it plain with real butter or coconut oil and real salt and pepper. You could cook your cauliflower like I do in the Instant Pot and use it to complete any of these recipes below.
I think cauliflower cooked this way tastes better than just a side dish of cooked cauliflower as a vegetable too. Steaming is always a better option in my opinion than boiling a vegetable in water.
All of the vitamins and minerals seep out into the water and get thrown away. Roasting is also a healthy way to prepare vegetables too but they won’t be cooked enough to mash them unless you also cook them in some water.
Any of these recipes could be used as a side dish as a vegetable or to replace potatoes or rice.
If you like these Mashed Cauliflower Keto Recipes, you may also like these :
Mashed Cauliflower Keto Recipes
1. Instant Pot Faux Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes – Paleo Pot
I admit that some of these recipes are very similar but they aren’t all exactly the same. There are differences which I think you’ll appreciate. For instance, these are pretty plain and ordinary but actually, that’s the way I like them. I’m thinking that I’m probably not the only person that like my meals a little ordinary. After all, that also means simple and easy to me.
2. Loaded Mashed Cauliflower Casserole – Eat Well 101
I guess these are meant to be like scalloped potatoes. You might call them potatoes Au Gratin. They’re pretty much the same thing. But of course, there are no potatoes in this, just cauliflower in its place.
3. Mashed Cauliflower with Celery Root – Low Carb Maven
Cauliflower – Celeriac – Garlic – Heavy Cream – Butter – Real Salt – Ground Pepper – Chives
This is kind of another plain ordinary mashed “potato” but with a couple things to add variety. The celeriac, garlic, and chives will pick it up to the next level. You know you could cook the cauliflower in the instant pot, which makes it really easy, like is recipe #1 but add the other ingredients too. It’s just a thought. I love to cook mine in the instant pot. I do it all the time. It’s so easy.
4. Mashed Cauliflower – Eating Bird Food
Cauliflower – Garlic – Butter – Real Salt – Parmesan Cheese – Ground Pepper – Chives
Why not add a little parmesan cheese to this? It could be what makes the difference between plain and tasty.
5. Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes with 5 Ingredients – Faith Food Fitness
This has added cottage cheese! I didn’t know there were so many different ways to change up mashed cauliflower. What’s the difference between mashed cauliflower potatoes and cauliflower rice? I don’t really know. I think the mashed is just mashed more and has dairy foods to make it more creamy like mashed potatoes. What do you think?
6. Cauliflower Mash with Ricotta and Roasted Garlic – Little Broken
Here we go again! This has ricotta cheese and chives added. I know these are all very similar but I think you can get some really good ideas on how you can change yours up from all these different recipes.
7. Loaded Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes – Evolving Table
Cauliflower – Garlic – Butter – Real Salt – Sour Cream – Bacon – Green Onions – Cheddar Cheese
These have sour cream and cheddar cheese added plus bacon and green onions. Now, this is a change from most of the recipes above. I’ve never heard of mashed potatoes with bacon, cheese, and sour cream added. But it sure could make this taste good. Add some chicken and you could have a meal. Ha Ha
8. Slow Cooker Garlic Herb Mashed Cauliflower – Wicked Spatula
Vegetable broth gives these some added flavor along with the parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme and garlic. Get it? Those are the words to a famous song. It’s a song named Scarborough Fair performed by Simon & Garfunkel which came out in the mid-1960’s. The words, parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme are repeated and over and over in each verse. They get stuck in your head and you can’t get them out kind of thing. My mom told me all about it. She used to love that song. You should google it and listen to it.
9. Easy Cauliflower Rice Recipe – Blender and Microwave – Pepper Powdered
Cauliflower – Oil – Real Salt – Water
Now, this is simple and easy. I say go for it if easy is for you. I’d say this is probably more like cauliflower rice though. But who cares?
Have you tried any of these Mashed Cauliflower Keto Recipes? Which Mashed Cauliflower Keto Recipes do you like best?