Mashed Cauliflower - The Speedy Spatula
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Mashed Cauliflower

mashed cauliflower

Okay ya’ll, you guys know how much I love Southern food, which of course includes mashed potatoes, but this Mashed Cauliflower recipe is truly life changing. Truly. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I think I love mashed cauliflower even more than mashed potatoes!

If you are living a Keto or Low Carb lifestyle, you will absolutely love this Mashed Cauliflower recipe. Even if you’re a Weight Watcher I guarantee you’ll love them. I really can’t imagine anyone NOT loving Mashed Cauliflower! I really can’t believe this potato lover is saying all of that haha! But I do truly mean it! The best thing about these mashed cauliflowers is that this recipe is simple, delicious, and oh so creamy and cheesy! I made my mashed cauliflower in the crockpot slow cooker but you could always boil the cauliflower on the stove top.

 

mashed cauliflower


Without further ado, let’s jump straight into this super simple and easy Mashed Cauliflower recipe! I started out with a head of cauliflower – the bigger the better because believe me, you will want seconds and thirds!

 

Wash the head of cauliflower and remove the leaves and stems at the bottom. I do this by cutting the cauliflower down the middle and then cutting the stem from out of the middle of each side of the cauliflower by making a “V” cut into the stem and then pulling it out.

Place the cauliflower chunks into a two quart or larger slow cooker.

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Use just enough water to cover the cauliflower. About one cup depending on how large your head of cauliflower is.

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Now you’re ready to cook this cauliflower so that you too can enjoy some fabulous Mashed Cauliflower in a few hours! Place the lid on the Crockpot slow cooker.

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Set the slow cooker to cook on low for 4 hours or high 2 hours.

mashed cauliflower

Once the cook time is over, drain the water from the cauliflower by pouring the cauliflower into a colander and then place the cauliflower back into the slow cooker. Once the cauliflower is placed back into the Crockpot, use a potato masher to mash the cooked cauliflower.

mashed cauliflower

This Mashed Cauliflower is so light and fluffy!

mashed cauliflower

Add in your seasonings! I used ground black pepper, garlic salt, and onion powder. You guys know by now that I never measure my seasonings, preferring instead to cook by instinct. I would love for you to do the same if you don’t already. By learning to cook from instinct you are able to make recipes your own and season them to your desired tastes and preferences. Just start by adding a small amount of seasoning and taste as you go until you get this Mashed Cauliflower just right!

mashed cauliflower

Time to add some cheese – lots and lots of cheese! I was going for  low carb Keto Mashed Cauliflower here so I really piled the cheese on. You can always reduce this amount if you are following the Weight Watcher Freestyle Smart Point Program.

mashed cauliflower

Now you’re going to add in my secret ingredientsmayonnaise, and Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt.

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Time to stir this Mashed Cauliflower until all ingredients are well combined!

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Time to dig into this Mashed Cauliflower goodness and ENJOY YO SELF!!! hahaha!

mashed cauliflower

I hope you all enjoy this recipe as much as we did! This will definitely be a game changer around our house from now on.

mashed cauliflower

Happy eating, friends!

-Amy

Mashed Cauliflower

Creamy, cheesy, mashed cauliflower that will give mashed potatoes a run for their money! 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 3 minutes
Servings 4 -1/2 cup servings
Author Amy - The Speedy Spatula

Ingredients

  • 1 large head of cauliflower with stem and leaves removed
  • 1/2 cup shredded American cheese
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • onion powder to taste
  • garlic salt to taste
  • 2 tbsps Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt
  • 2 tbsps Mayonnaise

Instructions

  1. Wash the cauliflower and remove the stems and leaves. 

  2. Place the halved cauliflower into a 2 quart or larger slow cooker and add just enough water to cover the cauliflower.

  3. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook the cauliflower on high 2 hours or low 4 hours. 

  4. Once cooked, drain all of the water from the cauliflower and use a potato mashed to mash it until smooth.

  5. Add in the seasonings, cheese, Greek yogurt, and mayonnaise and stir well.

  6. Serve hot and enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

Fat Free Cheddar Cheese can be used and the amount of cheese reduced to make this recipe Weight Watcher Freestyle Smart Point friendly. 

Shared at Whatcha Crockin’

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