Mock Mashed Potatoes/Cauliflower

Total Time
2 mins
10 mins

This is a great substitute for the real thing if you are on a low carb diet like Atkins. Good way to get your veggies too,even if you don't like cauliflower.

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  • 2 cups cauliflower, finely chopped fresh or frozen works great
  • 1 tablespoon real sour cream, more to your taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter (not margarine)
  • salt
  • pepper or any other of your favorite seasoning, to taste


  1. Steam or microwave cauliflower until Very soft.
  2. Put cauliflower in blender or food processor with butter and sour cream.
  3. Process or blend until creamy like mashed potatoes.
  4. Add seasonings to taste and serve immediately.
  5. Grated cheese or minced chives make a nice topping.
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5 5

I boiled my cauliflower in chicken broth til very soft , drained the broth and added remaining ingredients plus chopped chives. I used an old fashioned potato masher. I placed mixture in casserole dish, topped with cheddar cheese and baked til melted. UMMMMMMMMMMM.

5 5

While I'm not on any type of diet, this still made a wonderful side dish!!! I tripled the recipe and glad I did because it disappeard. I seasoned it with salt, pepper and garlic powder. This is a different way to prepare cauliflower...we loved it! Thanks for sharing. :-)

5 5

Well I'll be!! What a delightful little surprise this dish was. It is so nice to have a new way to prepare cauliflower. Very creamy and quite tasty! Thanks for this great recipe :)