Mashed Cauliflower

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Mashed Cauliflower is essentially a creamy cauliflower puree that makes a delicious low-carb or keto alternative to mashed potatoes.

Mashed Cauliflower is essentially a creamy cauliflower puree that makes a delicious low-carb or keto alternative to mashed potatoes.
Mashed Cauliflower

If you’re not concerned about cutting the carbs, it’s also just a delicious way to prepare cauliflower and makes a great side dish to accompany any roast or chop like Garlic Lover’s Roast Beef, Pork Chops with Dijon Sauce or Rosemary and Lemon Roasted Chicken.

Mashed Cauliflower is essentially a creamy cauliflower puree that makes a delicious low-carb or keto alternative to mashed potatoes.

This easy mashed cauliflower recipe is made with just 5 ingredients–cauliflower, garlic cloves, buttermilk and butter.  Will it taste like mashed potatoes? Pretty close! But of course, it’s cauliflower so keep that in mind. If you want more of a potato texture, you can do half mashed potatoes with half cauliflower similar to this Baked Potato Soup recipe.

How To Make Cauliflower Mash

If you can boil water, you can make this easy dish! Simply boil or steam the cauliflower in water or broth until it becomes tender. Then puree it with liquid in an immersion blender until it becomes smooth. This is the immersion blender (affil link) I use. If you don’t have an immersion blender, you can use your regular blender, just be careful not to over-process it and turn it into soup.

Tips and Variations

I like using buttermilk because it’s creamy, and low-fat. If you don’t have buttermilk, light sour cream also works great. Adding a touch butter gives it that creamy, mashed potato flavor. You can add herbs, cheese, bacon, etc like I did in this Loaded Cauliflower Mash Bake.

Mashed Cauliflower is essentially a creamy cauliflower puree that makes a delicious low-carb or keto alternative to mashed potatoes.

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Mashed Cauliflower

4.91 from 41 votes
Mashed Cauliflower is essentially a creamy cauliflower puree that makes a delicious low-carb or Keto alternative to mashed potatoes.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Mashed Cauliflower is essentially a creamy cauliflower puree that makes a delicious low-carb or keto alternative to mashed potatoes.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 3 /4 cup


  • 1 medium head cauliflower, cut up into florets
  • 4 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1/3 cup 1% buttermilk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp salted butter, plus optional more for serving


  • Steam or boil cauliflower and garlic until soft.
  • Drain the cauliflower, then add buttermilk, butter, salt, pepper and purée with an immersion blender. (If you don't own a hand blender, you should consider getting one. It is one of my most used gadgets in my kitchen, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it!) A regular blender would work fine as well.

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Serving: 3 /4 cup, Calories: 62 kcal, Carbohydrates: 8.5 g, Protein: 3.5 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 0.5 g, Cholesterol: 6 mg, Sodium: 67 mg, Fiber: 4 g, Sugar: 3 g


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184 comments on “Mashed Cauliflower”

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    Charlotte Spivey

    I love the cauliflower mash. I just add an extra step to it. I wring out the Cauliflower in a cheesecloth after cooking it. It absorbs the water so that its not so loose

  2. I’ve made this a few times and it’s always a hit! Next time I need to double the recipe because my family totally scrapes the pot clean.

  3. This is one of those great recipes that I have not made in a long time, and now have reminded myself how good it is. I used the pressure cooker 10 minutes and manuel release then drained the cauliflower florets, before adding to food processor. I used two laughing cow wedges like someone else mentioned and some light butter and kosher salt. Just wonderful, I really like better then mashed potatoes in many ways, as can really have a nice serving for less calories.

  4. I’ve been making this for a long time. It is delicious. I drain my cauliflower really good and use a potato masher, so it doesn’t get runny.

  5. I accidentally put in the garlic raw and it was still great 😂. I would recommend adding the milk as you blend to get the consistency you prefer. They were a little runnier than I expected.

  6. I’d like to make this and then freeze individual portions because there’s no way I’ll get my husband to eat this. Any tips for freezing?

  7. Excellent. Just made this dish and used lite sour cream and garlic paste since I had no fresh garlic.

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    Dolores L. Othman




  9. MY BAD!! U on trading the reviews, I realized I messed up and put 4 RAW cloves of garlic. I didn’t read about streaming it along with the cauliflower. No wonder it was so strong!! I probably would leave 5 instead of 3 stars

  10. Delicious, but WAY too much garlic in my opinion for 1 head of cauliflower and I love garlic. 2 cloves would be plenty.

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    Steven Jesseph

    Did mashed cauliflower last night for the first time and used this recipe. THANK YOU! It was great and got rave reviews from the lady friend I invited for dinner. This is now part of our meal planning.

  12. I just made this and it came out GREAT! Thank you so very much for posting your recipes. I’ve been making the same foods over and over and over for the kids and myself, so much that we are so sick of the same. My best friend told me about your website. Earlier today, I made the cream cheese pumpkin muffins and they were delicious! I managed to stop after eating 4!! I put the rest in the fridge. Tonight I made the cauliflower mashed potato for tomorrow’s dinner and I’m making the Salisbury meatballs and sauce to go with it, along with green beans.

    Thank you very much for posting your recipes – it is really kind of you!

  13. I’m so far behind this trend. Why did I wait so long?!?! This is delicious. I didn’t have buttermilk, so I used a little
    Cream cheese and sour cream. Damn delicious 🤤 

    Thank you! 

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    Stephanie Hundley

    Do you include the garlic into the rest of the recipe or do you just steam with the cauliflower and then trash the garlic?

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      Vanessa Keegan

      I sauteed whole crushed garlic cloves on low heat with butter. It gives it more of a roasted garlic flavor so it’s more subtle and totally delicious.

  15. Tried making for the first time and it turned out perfect! Followed directions exactly as written and there was nothing left! Awesome, straightforward and simple recipe!

  16. You’re right, the immersioin blender made all the difference! I’ve been using cauliflower and couldn’t exactly get the consistency right until now. Thank you

  17. You don’t need 4 cloves of garlic! The garlic made my batch so bitter tasting that I had to throw the whole thing away. I wish I would of sautéed the garlic a little bit first to help with the taste or used garlic powder instead. 

    1. I think garlic is for people’s preferences. I actually added 5 garlic cloves and think it’s wonderful! But I get it – I can’t stand anything even slightly spicy and others love it. I love garlic (and apparently so does the cook who made this recipe), but it’s not your fav.

  18. Finally a recipe that tastes great. Perfect mashed cauliflower-will not miss potatoes with this recipe. Thank you.

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    Leah Richardson

    This recipe was so easy and delicious. I made it vegan (for a client) by using a little homemade cashew cream. They loved it!! Thank you, Gina for another home run.

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    Raquel Villagomez

    I was alittle disappointed that it wasn’t smooth. Had I read the introduction instead of the Instructions I would have known to left the liquid. The instructions said to drain Cauliflower and that’s what I did. ☹️

    1. I drained my liquid. Mine came out very smooth and creamy. I added the butter and buttermilk to the blender. I did stir it it and keep turning my blender on until it was perfect. 

    2. I drained the liquid, definitely. I did add the butter and buttermilk and kept blending it (had immersion blender) until smooth. It took a little while. I think if you don’t have the immersion blender, you can blend it in the blender until it’s smoother. You could prob even do it the next day.

  21. Hey Gina, instead of buttermilk I add 2 laughing cow light wedges when I mash. Oh it is good and because I am a potato addict this has absolutely taken their place. You can find it on my table nearly every night. Easy and delicious and to me it IS mashed potatoes!!

    1. Hello, Lyn.

      I was wondering if I can sub the buttermilk for fall free half and half.

      Thanks so much!

  22. I make this every night for dinner. My go-to for potato substitute and absolutely delicious. Instead of butter or buttermilk, I simply add laughing Cow light and BOOM! Wonderful and simple and I am completely satisfied.

  23. I made these tonight, along with a Italian Turkey Meatloaf.  My guests would NOT LEAVE THE HOUSE until I printed copies of this mashed cauliflower side dish! 
    I was sooo please at their response. 5 STARS!!!

  24. I’ve made this cauli mash five times now, and I think Gina has nailed this recipe! I keep coming back, and it really truly is every bit as satisfying to me as a bowl of mashed potatoes…it must be the buttermilk. And even better if you follow her ‘loaded’ recipe where you add bacon, butter and chives :-). A super lower fat, lower carb alternative side!

  25. Yum and so very easy to make. It feels good to feed this to my family 🙂

    My 13 year old liked it from the second bite onwards, after he got used to the fact it wasn’t potatoes. I may need to go half potato/half cauliflower for my 10 year old to eat – we’ll try it again before I give up on 100% cauliflower for him.

  26. This was just what I wanted!  No guilt, creamy goodness like mashed potatoes.  I added some diced onion and parsley.  Great dish and easy to prepare!

  27. This worked out very well. I really like the mashed cauliflower. I even left out the butter and was fine with it. Had to save calories where I could on Thanksgiving!

  28. This was delish!  I boiled the cauliflower in chicken broth/garlic and just used chive cream cheese and salt to season.  Never thought to use a hand blender on cauliflower.

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    Handpan les workshop

    So simple but you have to get the idea 😉 So thanks for that! Such a nice way to eat lots of veggies:)

  30. This is our go-to substitute for mashed potatoes. I cook mine in the microwave, an entire head of cauliflower at a time. Add 1/3 cup water, then microwave on high, covered for 12-15 minutes. We don’t do Keto, so to give it a REAL mashed potato flavor, I add 2/3 cup instant mashed potato flakes. I use about 1/2 cup cashew milk, butter flavor salt or butter buds. Use the immersion blender until smooth. This gives us 6 generous servings, 1 Freeestyle point per serving.

  31. Delicious! All your recipes are wonderful. I served with your One skillet chicken with bacon and green beans. YUM!

  32. This is very tasty!! I used FF plain yogurt in place of the buttermilk which is zero points on Freestyle and it was still good! Thanks for all of your recioes!!

    1. Glad I read this because I don’t have buttermilk or sour cream but I do have yogurt ! Going to try that ! Thank you !!

    2. I’m planning to try this in a couple days, and was glad to see others have used yogurt in place of buttermilk. 

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  38. What brand of hand blender do you recommend? I just got an instant pot based on your recommendation and have been so happy with it! Using it again tomorrow. : )

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  41. So do you smash the garlic first and then put it in the boiling water with the cauliflower or do you smash it after it’s cooked?

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  43. This was so, so good!! Used whole milk and 1/2 tbsp real butter (all we had in house) and it was still 1 SP per serving. Honestly there’s no reason to have regular mashed potatoes – this was just as tasty and so much healthier. Also my toddler never likes vegetables and he had two servings. Will definitely make again. 

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    Jennifer Dume

    Omg insanely amazing. I’m a mashed potato junky and never ever need to eat anything but this again. I made it in chicken broth added 2 tablespIons of the broth to the blender & some Parmesan cheese(was amazing without it also) THANK U

  45. Idk… i followed the recipe exactly, love cauliflower but this was terrible. I’ve made several other recipes from your page that were amazing but this one was… bleh.

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  47. I don’t have an immersion blender so tried making this with a hand blender and it came out more like rice than mashed potatoes. It still tasted good, but I wanted a mashed potato consistency. Then I put it in my Nutribullet and wow!! They became the most creamy whipped cauliflower smash ever!
    Thank you for your yummy recipes. I love it!!!

  48. Love at first bite! To me it tastes better than mashed potatoes. And so easy to make. I steamed the florets in the microwave & dumped all the ingredients into the food processor & whizzed it up. Tomorrow I’m making the Salisbury stead meatballs to have it with.

    Thank you for all your great recipes. They helped me reach my goal and stay there!

  49. Hi Gina! Have you tried this in the IP?  Curious what cook time would be.  Thanks!  Plan on making this & Salisbury nearballs for dinner ????

  50. Hi Gina, I love cauliflower mashed but every recipe I found was loaded with cream and butter. I love using buttermilk in recipes and can’t wait to try your healthy version. Thanks!

  51. I made this tonight to go with your Salisbury Steak meatballs… Oh my goodness… I’ve made a cauliflower mash before but it was always kinda watery.  With the buttermilk and letting it simmer out some of the liquid I could honestly say I was having mashed potatoes… But I did the cooking so I know better.  The meatballs were amaze balls too… With some garden fresh green beans.. I’m stuffed and so low in points!… Thanks for all your great recipes.  When I don’t know what to make for dinner I check your site!

  52. Spoiler Alert!!
    Weight Watcher Smart Points count each cup of a puréed vegetable as one point per cup per my online conversation today with WW. I thought “Self, this is TOO good to be so low in points”. Sad, but true. Perhaps the serving size for 1 point was w/recipe but I didn’t find it.  Four cups of puréed cauliflower is 4 points. Total recipe is 7 or so points. 

    1. As per the WW website: If it’s something you’ll drink, like a juice or smoothie, the nutrition facts for zero SmartPoints value fresh fruits and vegetables count towards the total. If it’s something you’ll eat, like a salsa, sauce, stew, or soup, fresh fruits and most vegetables remain zero SmartPoints values in those recipes.

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    Sharon Barker

    That's pretty much impossible when you think about it, k916. 1 TBS whipped butter is 50 calories. 1 medium head cauliflower is 150 calories. 1/3 cup 1% buttermilk is 33 calories. Negligible in garlic.
    So that's less than 250 calories in the entire recipe which is what the Skinnytaste info comes out to.

  54. Gina, when I import this recipe into my fitness pal, it calculates the calories as 506 cal/serving for 4 servings. This is obviously a HUGE difference from the 60 cal you quote. And that's even with the butter changed to light butter. Any idea about why there is such a huge differenct???

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    Dana Fleitman

    This is great! I pureed in a blender (no hand mixer…yet) and it was delicious. My boyfriend commented on how rich it tasted — I love recipes like these that make me feel like I'm beating the system by enjoying rich flavors without the fat! I served it under a lean brisket with lots of sauce, it soaked it up and was delicious.

  56. I seriously don't even use potatoes anymore to make "mashed potatoes", I always use cauliflower! Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea!

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    Sharon Barker

    I was wondering about the new Weight Wathcher's Smart Points. In the cookbook etc there is no info on sugar and how much saturated fat so that makes it extremely difficult to convert to Smart Points. Any suggestions? I just got the cookbook (after giving several as gifts) and realized it doesn't work for the new program.

  58. It was very good- my husband loves potatoes and gravy- he didn't even say anything when eating, he went back for seconds 🙂

  59. I HATE CAULIFLOWER….Just had to start off with that. Tried a different version of this a long time ago and didn't like, so I thought I would try again. I used the light sour cream and my hand mixer. Took a few bites and couldn't get past the texture. Almost gagged. The key to this really is the "puree" part. I dumped half of what I made in my food processor and let her rip. Then added some jar chicken gravy too it and let it mix some more. End result, I could actually eat it! Turns out the jar gravy wasn't all that good, so it probably would have been much better with homemade. Thanks for the recipe. I might try it again. Will see how it tastes left over with some chicken to go with it tomorrow.

  60. Just made these using Light Sour Cream instead of Buttermilk and they were so good I could have eaten a dinner plate full.

  61. I started making mashed cauliflower instead of potatoes when my husband and I started watching our carbs and we absolutely LOVE them. And you're right about the hand-held blender. I use mine ALL the time!

  62. This is sooo good! Love your recipes! I make mine with cream cheese instead of buttermilk because I LOVE cream cheese. I also make it in the crock pot so I only dirty one dish 🙂

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    I tried this under shrimp n' grits today as "the Grits" (instead of grits) It worked wonderfully!! Delicious, and I'm not the biggest fan of Cauliflower… Thank goodness I found an alternative to grits, I had no idea they had 160 per 1/4 Cup !!

  64. I tried this last night as a side to the Dijon Pork and to my surprise it took center stage. Even the leftovers I had today were so delicious. I used Orange cauliflowers and added green onions as well as roasted pimentos.
    This is going into the regular meal rotation

  65. These look wonderful Gina! I have tried mashed cauliflower before but it didn't come out smooth as i used my mixer like i would have done for real potatoes. never thought of using a blender! I have a head of cauliflower in my fridge 🙂 I know what we are having with out pork chops tonight!

  66. First time making this and I didn't have any buttermilk, so I used fat free sour cream and OMG this was absolutely amazing! My fiance says he never wants mashed potatoes again! We had this with London broil and a side of veggies – completely carb free meal! Thank you so much Gina for such an amazing side!

  67. So I made this tonight to go along with a burger I made for dinner since I was craving some mashed and this looked like a great alternative. I love how it came out. I didn't have fresh cauliflower so I used the frozen 16oz bag. Also, I don't have a hand blender so I used my regular blender. The only issue I had was the # of servings. I only ended up with 3 at 3/4 cup each. Gina, any idea how much a head of cauliflower yields either in cups or oz? I'd love to make it again but if I use the frozen florets or even the fresh I want to make sure I have the right amount to get 4 servings. But I love how it came it and it tasted great and it was filling! A perfect compliment for my burger and it'll be a side along some chicken for lunch tomorrow.

  68. Does anyone happen to know if these freeze well? My husband despises cauliflower so I would be the only one eating them. I'm hesitant because of the buttermilk. Thanks!

  69. Awesome! Love this web site. I used reduced fat sour cream instead of buttermilk and it was excellent. I really wanted something filling and comforting but with low points value. This fit the bill perfectly.

  70. I was a bit leery about how this looked when I first used a hand mixer by mistake to 'blend', but once I realized my mistake & pureed it – it turned out great. I didn't have buttermilk (& didn't want to buy any since I rarely make things with it), so I used 2 oz FF cream cheese. It was the perfect consistency.

    My husband says it's BETTER THAN MASHED POTATOES. The taste IS different than potatoes – I doubt you could fool someone- but a very good flavor if you like cauliflower. I will be using this instead of mashed potatoes from now on.

  71. OMG…….Eating this right now. It is fantastic. I am diabetic and this will now be my potatoe for all meals.

  72. I make this all the time and it is delicious. Instead of milk, I add 2 oz of lowfat cream cheese. Makes the mash creamier. Also, when I feel too lazy to pull out the gadgets, I just use a potato masher in the pan I cooked the cauliflower in. If too much water remains in the pan, I turn the heat on low so the moisture evaporates as I mash.

  73. OMG! Made this tonight with skinny chicken pesto dinner. FAN-FREAKIN-TASTIC!!! Let's get married!!! lmao!

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    Megan Ashley

    is there a way to make the consistency a little more mashed potato like? i know it's a "puree" but i just made it and it's so watery i'm wanting the real thing. i was hoping this would be a great alternative to starchy mp's – i'll see how the man handles it when he gets home. i'm not going to tell him it's cauliflower ha.

      1. I have read other recipes that say to let the cauliflower rest for ten minutes (covered) before you mash/blend/mix in order for it to reabsorb moisture (just as you let meat rest after cooking). Not sure if this is accurate, but it’s worth a try.

  75. This was AMAZING. I won't even crave regular mashed potatoes again, these are THAT good to me. Gina what would I do without you?! You are changing so many lives with your recipes! Seriously!

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    I made this recipe and loved it – thank you! check out how mine turned out below:

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    Just made this with the low fat sour cream, and topped with a little cheese and a slice of crumbled turkey bacon for lunch. It took a bite or 2 to get used to it, but when I did, I cleaned the bowl! I admit I was a skeptic at first the whole cauliflower turned potato thing, but you just made me a believer! My belly fat is cursing your name =) Xo ~ Kimberly

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    Ali Preissinger

    I LOVED this! Unfortunately the rest of my family did not. Oh well their loss!! I substituted 1/3 cup of greek yogurt instead of butter milk.

  79. I love cauliflower soup, but have never made faux cauliflower mashed potatoes ~ will be trying this recipe soon!

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    Queen of Quirky (Stephanie)

    I made this tonight with baked cod with a little fresh lemon on top. So good and filling. Leftovers for lunch tomorrow! I love how the cauliflower is almost has a nutty flavor.

  81. What kind of immersion blender do you use? I just bought a Cuisinart but looks like it would scratch pots!

  82. oh my gosh this will be a new staple forever! I made real mashed potatoes the night before and my boyfriend said he liked these better. I also used low fat sour cream because i had no buttermilk on hand – can't get over how great this was!!! I mixed it in a magic bullet for people out there who have one, do it in batches though cause it is too hot to do all at once.

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    Gina @ Skinnytaste

    Buttermilk is naturally light : )

    Sarah, wish I would have checked at the time.

    Susie, nice find!

  84. Gina!! I have to post my surprise combination side dish I had tonight! OMG! I made the creamy cauliflower and was having the cream of zucchini soup too. I thought the two flavors were very compatible. Do I decided to try them like mashed potatoes and gravy. OMG! If it were a blind taste test I would swear it was mashed potatoes and chicken gravy! I hope someone else tries this! Close your eyes however or eat it in the dark! Green gravy!
    I had to post this and will post it at the other site too!

  85. I just put this recipe into my recipe maker on Weight Watchers because I wanted to change it up a bit, but noticed the recipe was still only 1 points plus – even with 2% buttermilk!

  86. This is an amazing recipe. I found it very tasty and healthy. I'm lactose intolerant so I changed it up a bit- instead of using buttermilk I used coconut milk with apple cider vinegar. I found this tip online- for 1 cup of coconut/soy/rice/whatever milk you add 2-3 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar or lemon juice. Let sit for 10 minutes then add it to your recipe. Turned out great!

  87. Yay. Finally found a healthy food site that works for my family. I have so many healthy food cook books but the ingredients are rediculously long. Thank you, thank you for making it easy for us busy moms. Just tried the potato and cauliflower soup tonight. It was a big hit.

  88. Cooked this with chicken broth and saved 1/3 cup of the liquid to mash the cauliflower in, added chives and 1/3 cup low fat mexi cheese to it. Great. Thanks


  89. I tried it with sour cream instead of buttermilk (because I don't have buttermilk) tonight and really liked them. I don't think the family was too excited about them, but oh-well! More for me!!!

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    Gina @ Skinnytaste

    Emily, never tried it with yogurt!

    You could use a combo of mik and heavy cream but that will increase the fat, calories and points.

  91. If I don't have buttermilk or sour cream on hand, could I use milk or a combo of milk and heavy cream? Thanks! These look delicious, I can't wait to try them 🙂

  92. These are the best! As a carboholic, I could eat mashed potatoes for every meal 7 days a week. This recipe gives me my mashed potato fix without the guilt (or increase on the scale). I almost never have buttermilk in my fridge, but use Fage 0% greek yogurt instead. It adds creaminess and tang and is still really healthy. Yummy!

  93. This looks really good Gina! I was wondering though, do you have any idea what the calories would be if you got rid of the garlic? I am allergic to it. Thanks 🙂

  94. Hi there
    do you think that I can use this instead of mashed potatoes in the turkey croquettes? making mine as chicken… but didn't know if the cauliflower would have enough body to hold?

  95. I made this last night and really enjoyed it. I used 2% milk and I thought it worked fine. I also used white pepper. A definite keeper! Thank you!

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    Gina @ Skinnytaste

    Sure, this would be a great side for Chicken Cordon Bleu.

    I'm glad you are all enjoying this! Crazy how it tastes so much like mashed potatoes!! 🙂

  97. I don't like cauliflower (or thought I didn't) but could live on mashed potatoes the rest of my life.

    Gina – this recipe is AWESOME, if I didn't cook it myself I would think it had real potatoes in it.

    I absolutely love your website, you have done an excellent job with it!!!! I have to say it's my favorite site when it comes to recipes….

    Please don't stop!!! 🙂

    Thanks again!!!

  98. Can I say yummy!! Made this last night and my kids loved it. My older son does not like mash potatoes but loves this. He even went back for 2nd's. Thanks for the idea

  99. Gina – this is a fantastic website and I am so glad I found it. The recipes are awesome! And being point friendly really helps too. The pictures are gorgeous and inspire me to cook new and different things. I have also heard alot about the cauliflower dish and have never tried it but will now. Your enchilada recipes are delicious! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

  100. this is awesome! i didn't have buttermilk, so i used skim, and just added some "i can't believe it's not butter" spray at the end. delicious, filling and super-low on points!

  101. No, it sounds like your garlic didnt cook long enough. When cooked (boiled in this case) the garlic has a very mild flavor.

  102. i followed the recipe exactly and i couldnt eat it due to the overwhelmingly strong garlic taste, was this supposed to come out almost spicy?

  103. Where has this recipe been all my life! It tastes just like mashed potatoes and it is barely any points.

  104. I made the califlower dish tonight. All I
    Can say is, it was amazing! I used a 16 oz bag of frozen califlower and it was easy
    N turned out fabulous!
    Gina, you inspire
    Me to stay on track! Thanks for taking the time 2 post such great recipes!

  105. @Julie- butter's better!! 🙂 Thanks for sharing, I do like using real butter when I cook. I just use it in small quantities!

    @Vicki- the shrimp dish is a stew so you probably did nothing wrong! The addition of mushrooms and onions to the lasagna rolls sounds lovely!

    You can replace the buttermilk with light sour cream if you wish.

  106. oh this looks good!! I am loving your site.. I made the garlic coconut shrimp the other night..not sure what I did wrong- but it was like a soup– but it was heavenly!! so its a keeper!! and then I made the lasagna with spinich– WOW– no one would ever know it was diet food!! Next time I think the addition of mushrooms and onions might be fun to try as well!

    1. Vicki–I also made the garlic coconut shrimp and it turned out very soupy. Maybe simmer longer next time to reduce? Either way, the flavor was amazing, and my guests loved it!!

  107. @Anonymous- I've never used Lacteeze but why not!!

    @Sarah- I can't live without mine. Makes pureeing anything so simple and cleanup is so easy.

    @Annie- Yes, chives!! Cream cheese I bet is great too, thanks for sharing!

  108. I make this quite often as a yummy side to have with casseroles or with anything saucy.

    It's also delish with lite cream cheese and chopped chives in lieu of the buttermilk and garlic!

  109. Thanks for posting this Gina! As for the hand blender – I finally went out this weekend and bought a hand blender/food processor combo. I cannot wait to use it!!!

  110. Hi Gina, this looks like a great dish. I'm lactose intolerant do you think I can use Lacteeze or soft tofu instead?

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    Mandi @ Finding Home

    Yum-o is all I have to say! That looks so incredibly tasty. I have to tell you that I made your spinach stuffed lasgana rolls the other day and boy were they good! Thanks for making so many wonderful recipes for those of us watching our figurines. 🙂