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Creamy Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

My favorite low carb side dish! Cauliflower mash keeps well in your fridge all week long and complements just about any meal. It's perfect for meal prepping and is super quick and easy to make with fresh or frozen cauliflower.

Course Side Dish
Keyword cauliflower, healthy, keto, low carb, meal prep, side dish
Servings 6


  • 30 ounces frozen cauliflower florets (or 1 large head)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 2 tbsp butter (softened)
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Cook the frozen cauliflower according to the package instructions. Thoroughly drain and squeeze out as much moisture as possible.

  2. Add the cooked cauliflower along with the rest of the ingredients into a large food processor and process until thick and smooth.

  3. Serve warm with extra melted butter over top if you'd like.

Recipe Notes

  • Using fresh cauliflower? Boil or steam it until it's very tender, and then drain well. You can also use frozen cauliflower rice! Just be sure to allow the steam to dissipate from the bag after you cook it. You want the moisture to come from the butter and sour cream, not water.
  • You can replace the cream cheese with about 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar.
  • Don't be afraid to season to your liking with onion powder or other spices.