Faux Ta Toes - Low Carb Mashed Potato Substitute

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a great low carb substitute for mashed potatoes! Even my picky kids will eat this great side dish! Very easy and delicious!


  1. Steam the head of cauliflower until soft.
  2. Mash cauliflower and softened cream cheese together or puree in a blender/ food processor if you want it smooth. (We prefer it chunky).
  3. Adjust to your own taste, or desire for fat intake, or desired creaminess.
  4. Add salt and pepper if desired.
  5. Can be prepared with low fat cream cheese as well.
Most Helpful

I was looking for a new way to prepare cauliflower and found this recipe. I did not use a food processor to blend until smooth, but instead mashed with a Stainless Steel Pasta Ladle; it was all I had. I loved the texture. I used about 6 ounces of creamed cheese, but could have used the entire package. I added a heaping teaspoon of prepared minced garlic, a generous sprinkle of coarse salt, and pepper. The only recommendation I would make is to be sure this isn't the only thing you're having for dinner; I ate over half of the final dish, and now have a tummy ache. It was that good!

Tracy B. May 05, 2014

I made this tonight with a low carb salisbury steak recipe and what a perfect side dish! I also added garlic & some colby jack cheese to this recipe and it was a hit! Thank you for sharing KC !

MaMere May 18, 2009

I was missing mashed potatoes so much, this was a great substitute. I would use a little less cream cheese next time to make it thicker. I also added some bacon bits to the recipe. Yummy!

962834 September 21, 2008