Mock Mashed Potatoes/Cauliflower

"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


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

Questions & Replies

  1. Can this be frozen?


  1. 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.
  2. 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. :-)
  3. 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 :)
  4. I've never been the biggest fan of mashed cauliflower because I usually find it too watery, but not this one! The steaming really helps eliminate excess water rather than boiling it. It was flavorful!
  5. AWESOME!!! I have been trying different recipes to TRY to get my husband to eat vegetables...He really enjoyed this one!! And this is a man who is so hard to cook for when it comes to his veggies...THANKS SO MUCH!! We are not even on a low carb diet!!!


  1. I topped the cauliflower mash with a pat of butter and some fresh chives for color and flavor!
  2. I used evaporated milk instead of sour cream. Great recipe. I would eat this even if I was not on a diet!


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