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Mashed cauliflower potatoes topped with green onions and bacon on a table for a healthy dinner.
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Loaded Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Cauliflower mashed potatoes that are loaded with butter, sour cream, cheese, bacon crumbles and green onions.  A healthier, low-carb and gluten-free side dish to replace traditional mashed potatoes!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 257 kcal


  • 1 large head cauliflower cut into large pieces
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3 T butter or olive oil
  • ½ t salt
  • 1/8 t pepper
  • 1 T sour cream
  • 4 slices cooked bacon crumbled
  • Green Onions finely chopped
  • Cheese shredded


  1. Boil a large pot of water. Place cut cauliflower into boiling water, reduce to a simmer and let cook for 8-10 minutes.
  2. Drain water from cauliflower. Pat cauliflower completely dry.
  3. Add cauliflower to a food processor, or high-powered blender, with garlic, butter or olive oil, salt, pepper and sour cream.
  4. Process for 2 minutes, scraping the sides of the bowl every 30 seconds.
  5. Serve mashed cauliflower while still warm. Top with bacon crumbles, green onions and cheese and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If vegan, you can substitute bacon and cheese for vegan bacon and cheese. Also, substitute sour cream for 1 tablespoon vegan cream cheese.

Nutrition Facts
Loaded Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 257 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 528mg23%
Potassium 473mg14%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 95IU2%
Vitamin C 69.5mg84%
Calcium 89mg9%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.