Asiago Mashed Cauliflower

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Oct. 19, 2022
Asiago and fresh parsley help turn this mashed potato alternative into a flavorful side dish that won't leave you feeling guilty or completely stuffed. —Colleen Delawder, Herndon, Virginia


  • 1 medium head cauliflower, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt, divided
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup shredded Asiago cheese
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Place cauliflower and 1/2 teaspoon sea salt in a large saucepan; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Cook, covered, until very tender, 12-15 minutes. Drain; cool slightly.
  2. Transfer to a food processor. Add the cream cheese, Asiago cheese, butter, parsley, pepper and remaining sea salt. Process until blended.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 239 calories, 20g fat (12g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 530mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 9g protein.