Garlic Mashed Cauliflower Recipe
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Garlic Mashed Cauliflower Recipe

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“I've always enjoyed the mashed cauliflower at a favorite restaurant we go to," writes Jean Keiser of West Chester, Pennsylvania. "So I came up with this delicious and easy recipe for the low-carb favorite that we can make at home.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 5 cups fresh cauliflowerets
  • 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons fat-free milk
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • Cracked black pepper and minced fresh chives, optional

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 74 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 428mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 vegetable, 1 fat


  1. Place 1 in. of water in a large saucepan; add cauliflower and garlic. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until tender, 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain cauliflower and garlic; return to pan.
  2. Mash cauliflower mixture to desired consistency. Stir in milk, mayonnaise, salt and white pepper. If desired, sprinkle with cracked pepper and chives. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Garlic Mashed Cauliflower in Light & Tasty December/January 2008, p21

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Reviewed Jun. 7, 2012

"After I said I would never make this again, my husband said he didn't mind it and WOULD eat it again, and he doesn't even like cauliflower, so I guess I should have given it another star, but I'm unable to change my previous rating!"

Reviewed Jun. 7, 2012

"I made this recipe with Miracle Whip and I'm not sure if that made the difference in the taste or not, but I wasn't crazy about this recipe. While it had a potato-ish resemblance, it didn't quite taste like potato like I thought it would, and I couldn't get my cauliflower smooth like mashed potatoes are. They also cool off quicker than mashed potatoes and the appeal just wasn't there. If you love cauliflower, then this recipe would be okay."

Reviewed Jun. 5, 2012

"We love this, especially for my diabetic mother. I use light sour cream, light margarine and chives instead of the mayo and milk, however. If you've never tried this, you need to do so right away! Thanks for sharing this recipe."

Reviewed Oct. 25, 2011

"Would make again with more garlic and some chives."

Reviewed Oct. 9, 2011

"You can't even tell it is cauliflower. My kids may even like this better than regular mashed potatoes."

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