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Whole30 Mashed Cauliflower Recipe

Yield: 2 people
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
7 mins
Total Time:
17 mins
Creamy Whole30 Mashed Cauliflower that’s made with ghee and homemade mayo. So good! It’s also low-carb, paleo and gluten-free.
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3.89 from 18 votes



  1. First, fill a large pot with about 2 cups of water and bring it to a boil.
  2. Then, place a steamer basket in the pot.
  3. Add the cauliflower florets into the steamer basket.
  4. Cover the pot and steam until the cauliflower is fork tender (6-8 minutes). Please do not steam for more than 8 minutes otherwise the florets will become very soggy.
  5. Remove from the heat, uncover the pot (this step is important) and let the cauliflower cool down for 5 minutes.
  6. Place the steamed cauliflower and the clove of garlic in a blender jar (I love my Vitamix for that) and secure the lid. Turn the machine on and blend on slow for 30 seconds until it gets creamy.
  7. Do not add any liquid like warm water or chicken broth while you are blending the steamed cauliflower. Eventually it will release a bit of liquid and the mashing process will become easier. If you add liquid your mashed cauliflower will become very watery at the end of the process.
  8. When the cauliflower is completely smooth, scoop into a serving bowl.
  9. Add ghee, mayo, salt and ground black pepper and stir well to combine.
  10. Taste to adjust the seasoning.
  11. Garnish with olive oil and fresh parsley.

Recipe Notes

To serve: Serve a big scoop of mashed cauliflower with baked salmon, roasted chicken or meatballs.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cauliflower, gluten-free, low-carb, paleo, whole30

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1/2) — Calories: 165, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 719mg, Carbohydrates: 23g, Fiber: 11g, Sugar: 10g, Protein: 8g

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