Mashed Cauliflower

I have to admit, I was really surprised about how much I loved this mashed cauliflower. I figured that every food blog that I read saying these mock mashed potatoes were good was stretching the truth. Probably like you’re thinking now. I was wrong. The cauliflower comes out buttery, creamy, and does not have an overwhelming cauliflower flavor.
Mashed CauliflowerSince I was afraid I’d find the cauliflower lacking in flavor, I made a big batch of my mushroom gravy to top it off. I found that the cauliflower didn’t need the gravy at all, but it did make it seem even more like mashed potatoes. Since making this dish it has now become a regular staple in our house. Cauliflower is available pretty much throughout the year, making for an easy side dish at any time.

Also try my slow cooker cauliflower and cheese.

Mashed Cauliflower

Course Side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 -6 servings


  • 1 medium head cauliflower cut into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/8 teaspoon chicken bullion granules
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  • Bring a pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Add the cauliflower and boil for 5-6 minutes or until tender.
  • Drain but do not rinse.
  • Add remaining ingredients, then using a potato masher or immersion blender mash or blend until smooth.
  • Serve with our fantastic mushroom gravy!

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