Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Another variation on a cauliflower for potatoes recipe. We really like the flavor of the cream cheese and touch of garlic. You can also use this instead of mashed potatoes for Shepherd's Pie - it's really good this way!


  1. Chop cauliflower and steam with garlic until very soft.
  2. Discard garlic clove.
  3. Process cauliflower and other ingredients in food processor.
Most Helpful

5 5

Easy and delicious! I microwaved frozen cauliflower with the (chopped) garlic. Then mixed everything together with a hand mixer. Seasoned with salt and pepper last.

5 5

I just made this tonight. I was out of cream cheese so I did it with butter only. Boy was I happily surprised when a frozen bag of cauliflower turned into creamy mashed potatoes... Thank you so much for sharing the recipe, it is a keeper!

5 5

Just started low-carb eating, and it has been successful so far.... but MAN, did I miss mashed potatoes. This is FABULOUS!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I doubled the recipe, misread the recipe and threw in 8 ounces, instead of 6, of cream cheese, so it turned out a bit more soupy than traditional potatoes. But the flavor was excellent. I, too, left the garlic in and it was wonderful. I have tried other recipes for mock potatoes with cauliflower, but this one is the keeper.