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Garlic and Herb Mashed Cauliflower

This recipe for Garlic and Herb Mashed Cauliflower is a lighter alternative to traditional mashed potatoes. The cauliflower is boiled until tender and then blended with garlic, olive oil, sour cream, and fresh herbs to create a creamy and savory side dish.

Tasty Team
88% would make again

Under 30 minutes

Garlic and Herb Mashed Cauliflower

Under 30 minutes


for 4 servings

  • 2 heads cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ½ cup sour cream (120 g)
  • ½ cup fresh chives (20 g), chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley (10 g)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 189
  • Fat 6g
  • Carbs 27g
  • Fiber 12g
  • Sugar 12g
  • Protein 10g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Wrap cauliflower in a clean dish towel, then turn it upside down and bang it against the surface of your counter until you feel the cauliflower crack (be sure to rotate to break it up on all sides).
  2. Pull florets off of stem and break the bigger florets into smaller pieces.
  3. Bring a large pot of water to boil over high heat.
  4. Add the cauliflower pieces to the pot and boil, covered, for 15-18 minutes.
  5. Drain the cauliflower.
  6. Mash the cauliflower with a fork until smooth.
  7. Mix in remaining ingredients. Allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  8. Enjoy!
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Garlic and Herb Mashed Cauliflower