This garlic and chive Cauliflower Mash is absolutely delicious. It’s creamy, versatile, and works great with a variety of recipes that include pork, beef, or chicken. If you are looking for a tasty low carb side dish that is ready in 25 minutes, then this is it.
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The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions; to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required, and to understand the steps and timings involved.
If you’re eating low carb, and miss the texture of mashed potatoes, why not give cauliflower mash a try?
Steamed cauliflower and garlic (steaming the garlic helps to mellow the flavor) is mashed up with almond milk and seasonings before being finished off with chives.
This flavorful mashed cauliflower pairs well with a wide range of beef, pork, chicken, and plant-based entrees. Plus, it comes together in under 30 minutes, so it is perfect for those busy weeknights when you want to get a healthy dinner on the table without too much fuss.
Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe
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More Recipes Using Cauliflower
The hero ingredient in this recipe is cauliflower, so here are some more recipes using the same:
- 15-Minute Cauliflower Fried Rice (Low Carb Side Dish)
- Creamy Cauliflower Cheese Casserole with Bacon
- Broccoli + Cauliflower Salad with Sesame Dressing
More Side Dish Recipes
Looking for more side dish inspo? Check these recipes out next:
- Roasted Apple Cauliflower Mash with Crispy Brussels Sprouts
- Apple Butternut Squash Casserole
- Pineapple Coleslaw with Bacon
- Steaming the garlic along with the cauliflower will remove the raw edge and make it more tender.
How Do I Make Cauliflower Mash?
Just check out the printable recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.
- 1 medium cauliflower head, florets only
- 2-3 whole garlic cloves, peeled
- 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 Tbsp unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
- 3 Tbsp fresh chives, chopped
- Place the cauliflower florets and the garlic cloves into a steamer basket set over a pot of gently boiling water. Cover and steam for around 15 minutes or until the cauliflower is fork-tender.
- Transfer the cauliflower and garlic to a food processor or blender and add the olive oil, almond milk, garlic powder, and onion powder. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and process until smooth and creamy. Taste and adjust the seasonings, as desired.
- Transfer to a serving bowl and top with fresh chives before serving. Enjoy!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 102Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 97mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 3g
This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.
Make It A Meal!
You’ve made the side, but what about the rest of the courses?
Here are additional recipes to make a full meal! (May not all be low carb.)
- Appetizer: Lemon-Pepper Baked Chicken Wings
- Main Dish: Rosemary Garlic Beef Tenderloin
- Beverage: Cranberry Margaritas
- Dessert: Chocolate-Covered Strawberries
There are 500+ Recipes on The Purple Pumpkin Blog for you to enjoy – please feel free to check them out too!