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

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.

GinnyP July 30, 2010

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!

choppie1 May 07, 2012

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.

PrincessSarahNP March 19, 2012