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Keto Mashed Cauilflower

Keto Mashed Cauliflower

The cauliflower mashed potatoes are smooth, buttery, and creamy, plus perfect for a keto diet.
5 from 5 votes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cauliflower
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 113kcal
Author: Laura


  • Steamer Basket
  • Immersion Blender


  • 1 head cauliflower cut into florets
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp white vinegar
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese
  • 1/4 tsp salt more, to taste
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 green onion sliced for garnish


  • Cut the cauliflower into florets, removing the stems.
  • Add the water and white vinegar to a large pot. Add a steamer basket and fill with cauliflower.
  • Steam for 10-15 minutes, until very tender.
  • Add butter, cream cheese, salt and pepper. Blend with an immersion blender (or transfer to a blender or food processor to blend) until smooth.
  • Reheat over low heat until ready to serve. Garnish with green onion, if desired.


  • Don't use the stems of the cauliflower for the smoothest mash.
  • Add white vinegar to the steam water to reduce the cauliflower smell.
  • You can substitute sour cream or heavy whipping cream for the cream cheese if you want.
  • Be sure to check the mash for seasoning and add more salt if necessary. Cauliflower needs a lot of salt.


Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 264mg | Potassium: 440mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 305IU | Vitamin C: 70mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.