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The best mashed cauliflower recipe that is topped with olive oil, garlic, and herbs.
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Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower | Vegan, Paleo, Keto Side Dish

Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower is the best vegan, keto, low-carb, Whole30, and Paleo side dish recipe for cauliflower mash. 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 111 kcal
Author London


  • 1 head cauliflower cut into florets
  • ¼ cup milk almond or cashew milk
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 ½ tsp. rosemary fresh
  • 1 ½ tsp. thyme fresh
  • 3-4 cloves roasted garlic
  • ¾-1 tsp. salt to taste
  • 1 pinch black pepper


  1. Roast a head of garlic in the oven. You can do this up to 3 days in advance and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Boil cauliflower for 10-12 minutes.
  3. Drain water and place cauliflower on a towel and dry cauliflower completely before proceeding.

  4. In the bowl of a food processor combine cauliflower, milk, olive oil, rosemary, thyme, roasted garlic cloves, salt, to taste, and a pinch of black pepper.

  5. Puree for 1-2 minutes or until mashed cauliflower is completely smooth. Be sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl every 20-30 seconds to ensure even pureeing.

  6. If mashed cauliflower has cooled too much, return it to the pot and heat it to your desired temperature.

  7. Serve mashed cauliflower with a drizzle of olive oil and a few sprigs of rosemary or thyme and enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

  • Do NOT use a Vitamix or high-speed blender.  You will end up with overly-blended and runny cauliflower mashed potatoes.
Nutrition Facts
Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower | Vegan, Paleo, Keto Side Dish
Amount Per Serving
Calories 111 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 333mg14%
Potassium 59mg2%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 65.6mg80%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.