Mashed Cauliflower is a Tasty Substitute for Mashed Potatoes

Posted on Thursday, February 14th, 2013


Eating potatoes is frowned upon while on the Wheat Belly Diet, and you can only have a limited amount. Therefore, don’t waste your allowance on mashed potatoes when you can prepare Mashed Cauliflower instead. The following recipe visually and texturally mimics this popular side dish, and when topped with butter, spices or similar toppings – there are only waves of cauliflower taste that briefly reminds you that you’re not eating potatoes.

The Mashed Cauliflower recipe is easy to make and requires only a few ingredients. One thing I will say…it took a bit of time for me to completely mix all of the ingredients in the blender, and I had to open the container several times to rearrange the cauliflower florets. Next time, I will blend in small batches. In the end, I was pretty pleased with the creamy results.

To enhance this side dish, I added onion powder and dried cilantro – delicious.

Wheat Belly Mashed Cauliflower Recipe

(makes 4 serving)

  • 1 large head of cauliflower – cut into florets
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 TB of butter
  • ¼ TS of sea salt

1. Place a steamer basket in a large pot filled with 2 inches of water. Bring to a boil over high heat.
2. Put the cauliflower florets in the baskets, and steam for 20 minutes (or until the vegetable becomes very soft)
3. Remove the cauliflower from the heat, and drain excess water.
4. Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor, and blend until smooth.

By the Numbers
(1/4 of recipe)

153 calories

12 grams of carbs
11 grams of fat
7 grams saturated fat
5 grams of protein
5 grams of fiber

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4 Responses to
“Mashed Cauliflower is a Tasty Substitute for Mashed Potatoes”

  • Jessie says: February 23rd, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    I tried this a couple years ago and it didn’t look as good as yours does. I couldn’t get it to whip up very well.. but it sounds like the blender is the trick! Going to try it again as I have a head of cauliflower in my fridge that needs to be used up :)

    Thanks so much for stopping by The Thriftiness Miss too :) Returning the comment love!
    Jessie recently posted..Cran-Stachio Oatmeal Breakfast Muffins

  • Yona says: February 24th, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Thanks for stopping by Jessie,

    I really like the cream cheese+cauliflower taste…and I didn’t know there were other ways to make it (besides the blender).

  • Vicki L says: April 25th, 2013 at 12:48 am

    This looks so good! What a great substitute for mashed potatoes. I’m going to try it this weekend!

  • Lucy Lopez says: June 22nd, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    This is just what I was looking for. A recipe for mashed cauliflower that would have a taste the kids would love. Thanks for sharing.

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