The Best 5-Ingredient Keto Creamy Cauliflower Mash
The Best 5-Ingredient Keto Creamy Cauliflower Mash takes less time to prepare than traditional mashed potatoes and is way healthier! Made with steamed cauliflower, butter, cheese, and salt, this low-carb side dish is perfect for special occasions or weeknight dinners.
If using a whole head of cauliflower, remove florets from head and cut into similar size pieces.
In a large pot or pan add water up to the steamer basket fitted over it. Bring water to a boil.
Add the cauliflower florets into the steamer basket. Cover the steamer basket with a lid. Lower the temperature and bring water to a simmer and cook, covered, for about 10 minutes, until cauliflower is fork-tender.
In a food processor, add the cauliflower, 3 tablespoons of butter, salt, cream cheese.
Puree for a few minutes on high, until smooth. Scrape the sides as needed and finish blending until fully pureed.
Add parmesan cheese and blend to combine. Adjust salt to taste.
Sprinkle with chopped dill or another fresh herb of choice. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter on top if you'd like. Serve hot and enjoy.
Make ahead: Separate the florets away from the cauliflower head days before making this recipe. Then you can make the mash and keep it in your fridge for a few days or even freeze it.Freezing: Freeze the mash before adding the cream cheese. The texture just won’t be the same once it thaws because dairy just isn’t great at freezing. Instead, make the mash without the cream cheese and freeze in a ziploc bag.