Recipe: Cauliflower and Sour Cream Mash (Mock Mashed Potatoes – Low Carb Friendly)

Cauliflower and Sour Cream Mash (Mock Mashed Potatoes)
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This low carb alternative to classic mashed potatoes uses cauliflower as a substitute.  Even if you aren’t on a low carb regimen, this recipe is a great way to work some cauliflower into your diet.  Try it, you’ll like it!

Cauliflower is s an excellent source of vitamin C, a good source of manganese, and has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Purchase cauliflower with a clean, creamy white, compact curd in which the bud clusters are not separated. Heads surrounded by thick green leaves will be fresher. Store uncooked cauliflower in a paper or plastic bag in the refrigerator, with the stem side down, where it will keep for up to a week.  Consume cauliflower within two to three days of refrigerating it after cooking.



8 Cups cauliflower florets (or 1 head cauliflower, trimmed)
2 Tablespoons sour cream
2 Tablespoons heavy cream
1.5 Tablespoon butter
1 Teaspoon salt


  1. Add a cup of water to a large pot and insert a steamer basket.
  2. Place cauliflower florets in the basket and bring water to a boil over high heat. Cover tightly, cook until tender, 10–12 minutes, and drain. Let cool.
  3. Purée cauliflower in a food processor, adding florets in batches. 
  4. Add sour cream, heavy cream, butter and salt; process until smooth and well combined.
  5. Reheat gently, if necessary, before serving.

Food Mingle Blog Alterations and Substitutions:

  • This recipe is approved for all phases of the Atkins diet.
  • Be sure to let the cauliflower cool before pureeing it in the food processor, to avoid a kitchen mess!

Yield: 6 servings

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4 thoughts on “Recipe: Cauliflower and Sour Cream Mash (Mock Mashed Potatoes – Low Carb Friendly)

  1. Marcella Rousseau October 11, 2014 / 4:38 pm

    To save even more calories, you could leave out the butter and creams and mash the cauliflower in chicken or vegetable broth which would give it extra flavor : – )


  2. kelly91288 May 27, 2014 / 1:03 pm

    This looks really yummy will defo be trying this.


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