Garlic and Chive Cauliflower Mash – A Low Carb Side Dish

Home » COOK » Recipes » Recipes By Course » Side Dishes » Garlic and Chive Cauliflower Mash – A Low Carb Side Dish

Please Share This Post!

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.

A white dish filled with cauliflower mash and topped with chopped chives. Text overlay says"Garlic and Chive Cauliflower Mash". Similar photos of the recipe from various angles are used throughout but with different text overlays unless otherwise described.

Affiliate Disclosure
We have included affiliate links to valuable products and services related to the topic of this post.
This post contains affiliate links, and we will be compensated if you purchase after clicking on those links.
As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Read Our Full Disclosure and Privacy Policy

Cauliflower Mash

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

For your convenience, any specialized or notable ingredients and equipment needed for this recipe have been listed below and linked to Amazon or other stores if available online. The full list of ingredients with measurements is found in the recipe card.

Recipes on The Purple Pumpkin Blog use both cup measurements and/or weighted measurements. American cups and kitchen food scales are handy pieces of equipment to have in your kitchen as it means you’ll be able to make all of the different recipes on my blog! I try to give American, imperial, and metric measurements in my recipes. You can mix cup measurements with weighted measurements, but never imperial (pounds, ounces, pints, etc.,) with metric (kilograms, grams, litres, etc.,).

Low Carb Garlic Cauliflower Mash

More Recipes Using Cauliflower

The hero ingredient in this recipe is cauliflower, so here are some more recipes using the same:

More Side Dish Recipes

Looking for more side dish inspo? Check these recipes out next:

Low Carb Recipe for Garlic Cauliflower Mash

Recipe Tips

  • 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.

Garlic Cauliflower Mash Recipe

Garlic & Chive Cauliflower Mash

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

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.


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Transfer to a serving bowl and top with fresh chives before serving. Enjoy! Garlic Cauliflower Mash Recipe

Recommended Products

As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.

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.

Did you make this recipe? Share it!

Tag @_ThePurplePumpkinBlog on Instagram with the hashtag #TPPBRecipes!

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.)

There are 500+ Recipes on The Purple Pumpkin Blog for you to enjoy – please feel free to check them out too!

Please Share This Post!