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Loaded Cauliflower Mash

Updated: May 26

Keto / Low Carb / Sugar Free

"A healthy spin on the classic loaded baked potato mash."

Loaded Cauliflower Mash

Servings – 6 Prep Time – 15 Minutes Cook Time – 30 Minutes


  • 1 pound cauliflower florettes about half of a large head

  • 4 ounces sour cream

  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese

  • 4 slices cooked bacon or turkey bacon crumbled

  • 2 tablespoons snipped chives optional

  • 5 tablespoons butter

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • salt and pepper to taste


Cut the cauliflower into florettes and add them to a microwave safe bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of water and cover with plastic wrap.

Microwave for 5-8 minutes, depending on your microwave, until completely cooked and tender. Drain the excess water and let sit uncovered for a minute or two. (Alternately, steam your cauliflower the conventional way. You may need to squeeze a little water out of the cauliflower after cooking.)

Add the cauliflower to a food processor and process until fluffy.

Add the butter and sour cream and process until it resembles the consistency of mashed potatoes.

Add in most of the chives, saving some to add to the top later.

Add half of the cheddar cheese and mix by hand.

Season with salt and pepper.

Transfer mixture to buttered baking dish.

Top the loaded cauliflower mash with the remaining cheese, chives and bacon.

Place into preheated oven to melt cheese for 15-20 minutes or place the cauliflower under the broiler for a few minutes.


Calories 199 / Total Fat 17g / Saturated Fat 10g / Polyunsaturated Fat 1g / Monounsaturated Fat 5g / Cholesterol 46mg / Sodium 242mg / Potassium 291mg / Total Carbohydrates 5g / Dietary Fiber 2g / Protein 8g

CWT is not a certified dietician or nutritionist. Any nutritional information shared on this site is an estimate counted through measurements and package nutritional information used in each recipe. If calorie, macro counting and other nutritional values are important to you, I recommend running the ingredients through your choice of nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary depending on national brands used per recipe.

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