Cauliflower Mash

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


6 servings

Updated: Mar. 04, 2022
This quick and easy mashed cauliflower is a wonderful alternative to same-old mashed spuds, and it's healthier, too! —Nick Iverson, Denver, Colorado


  • 1 large head cauliflower, chopped (about 6 cups)
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon whole peppercorns
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Place cauliflower in a large saucepan; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Simmer, covered, until tender, 10-12 minutes. Drain; return to pan.
  2. Meanwhile, combine remaining ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Immediately remove from heat and strain; discard garlic, peppercorns and bay leaf. Add broth to cauliflower. Mash to reach desired consistency.

Nutrition Facts

2/3 cup: 26 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 308mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable.