Mashed Cauliflower

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


2-1/2 cups

Updated: Oct. 12, 2022
This is our choice for a side dish that's lower in carbs than mashed potatoes but just as flavorful and satisfying. I suggest garnishing it with chopped green onions. —Tina Martini, Sparks, Nevada


  • 1 medium head cauliflower, broken into florets
  • 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons 2% milk


  1. In a large saucepan, bring 1 in. water to a boil. Add cauliflower; cook, covered, until very tender, 8-12 minutes. Drain.
  2. Mash cauliflower, adding cheese, butter, seasonings and enough milk to reach desired consistency.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 160 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 718mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 9g protein.