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Garlic Mashed Cauliflower Recipe

Garlic Mashed Cauliflower Recipe

I order cauliflower mash every time we're at our favorite restaurant. One night, I figured out how to make it at home and couldn't believe how easy it was. Lucky us! —Jean Keiser, West Chester, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD: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


  • 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.

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.

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Beema User ID: 446601 258285
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2016

"This was recently reprinted In Simple & Delicious where I found it. I cut every ingredient in half, and substituted a garlic clove with minced garlic, did not use the fat-free version of the milk nor the mayo, as the regular of each was what I had on hand... I loved this. I like cauliflower and never thought I'd like it mashed, but I was wrong. So glad I gave it a it will be one of my favorites."

BlackDuck531 User ID: 5636150 65020
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!"

BlackDuck531 User ID: 5636150 159878
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."

marlowesmom User ID: 1394533 97289
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."

catmichel User ID: 1639098 87035
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2011

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

crash9875 User ID: 1023237 112595
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2011

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

Lacywoodcox User ID: 5523674 93036
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2011

"I didnt put any salt in it and i LOVED it. I will be making this on a regular basis!"

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