Cauliflower Mash

Cauliflower Mash

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Adjust Servings:
1 large head of Cauliflower
2 cups Water
3 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
3 Tablespoons Greek Yogurt
1 teaspoon Sea Salt
0.5 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 Tablespoon, chopped Fresh Chives

Cauliflower Mash

  • 25 minutes
  • Serves 4
  • Easy




Savory, fluffy and buttery cauliflower mash!

You won’t miss the potato in this mash, promise you that!

Ok I must admit as someone who grew up eating a lot of potato, I was not convinces that cauliflower would make a good substitute for mash.

Happy to say that I quickly made a 180°, because when I tell you the buttery and fluffy goodness that is this cauliflower mash, you won’t have any doubts either.

Cauliflower is truly a magical and versatile vegetable.

This vegetable can be steamed, roasted, baked, or riced, you name it.

It is a cruciferous vegetable and is in the same family as broccoli, cabbage, and brussles sprouts.

Cruciferous vegetables are incredible nutritious and cauliflower has a significant source of nutrients.

Cauliflower is high in fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, potassium and more.

It is also a great source of antioxidants, which protect your cells from harmful free radicals and inflammation.

To make this mash, just 2 steps are required.

First, the cauliflower florets are steamed.

Next, the steamed cauliflower is pulsed in the food processor with a few other ingredients.

The result is very savory and buttery yet light and fluffy!

The best cauli mash there is in my personal opinion, of course!

What makes this a 10/10 dish it the creaminess and tanginess from the butter and greek yogurt.

You can substitute with vegan butter and dairy free yogurt to keep it plant-based.

Eat the cauliflower mash of it’s own or serve alongside some meatballs, creamy mushrooms, or chili!






Steam The Cauliflower

Wash the cauliflower, remove any leaves and the hard stem.

Next, roughly chop then add to a large pot along with 2 cups of water.

Cover the pot with a lid, turn the heat to high and allow the cauliflower to steam for 15-20 minutes or until fork tender.

Discard any the remaining steaming liquid.


Make The Cauliflower Mash

Add the steamed cauliflower florets to a food processor and pulse a few times to break down the florets. Depending on the size of your food processor, you might need to do this in batches.

Next, add the unsalted butter, greek yogurt, sea salt, black pepper and garlic powder then blend on low until well combined. You may need to stop and scrape the sides and bottom of the food processor to ensure everything is mixing well. Do not over process.

Lastly, add chopped chives and pulse a few times to combine.


Serve & Store

Serve immediately or store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Try my Tuscan Turkey Meatballs with this cauli mash!


Hi guys, so glad you are here! My food blog is about easy, colorful and mostly healthy recipes. I grew up in Germany and have been in the states since 2002. Currently, I am living in sunny Miami, FL! Please leave me a comment if you have questions or recipe requests and also follow me on social media via @foodbyjonister. Happy cooking and eating!

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