Creamy Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

Hey Lovelies!

Eating healthy is so difficult, especially when your favorite comfort foods are making your skinny jeans harder to fit into; and who wants to deal with that! It sucks to deprive yourself of your favorite foods, and if you do, you just might find yourself bingeing on them and feeling guilty later. I started replacing my favorite foods with healthier alternatives to avoid doing that a few years ago, and it definitely makes it easier to stick to a clean diet.

Mashed cauliflower has become one of my absolute favorite dishes! It is so creamy, filling, delicious, and much healthier than mashed potatoes! Cauliflower is very low in carbohydrates compared to potatoes, and cauliflower is also packed with vitamins and nutrients.

This recipe is vegan-vegetarian  friendly, so yummy, and very simple to make. Preparing and cooking this recipe takes about 10 minutes and can be used as a side dish for dinner or lunch. Lets get started!

Vegan mashed cauliflower ingredients


  • 1 Head of cauliflower
  • 2 Cloves of garlic
  • 1 Half cup of almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 1 Tsp of salt
  • 1 Tbsp of Vegan Butter (regular butter can also be used)
  • 1 Tbsp of Pepper

Vegan mashed cauliflower in a blender

cauliflower in a steamer basket


1.Bring water to a boil in a pot and place a steamer basket into the pot.

2.Place cauliflower and garlic cloves into the steamer basket for about 5 minutes or until cauliflower is tender. If you do not have a steamer basket, boil the cauliflower until it is tender.

3. Place cauliflower, garlic cloves and all other ingredients into a food processor. You can also use a blender or hand mixer if you do not have a food processor. Blend the contents until is to smooth and creamy!

4. You can sprinkle your mashed cauliflower with vegan (or regular) cheese and garnish with parsley or chives!


vegan mashed cauliflower recipe

12 Replies to “Creamy Garlic Mashed Cauliflower”

  1. Yum!!! This looks so delicious and I am definitely going to try this recipe! Thank you so much for sharing this❤️

    1. You’re most welcome! xoxo

  2. you are speakin my language!! i am obsessed with mashed potatoes, these sound awesome!

    1. I ove mashed potatoes too! But this is so much healthier! 🙂

  3. Well this sounds amazing and so easy to make! Thanks for sharing, I love cauliflower!!

    1. You’re welcome! xoxo

  4. So yummy!! Need to try it! I love cauliflower!

  5. These look amazing! Mashed potatoes are my favorite. Cant wait to try!

  6. Why have I never had mashed cauliflower?! This sounds so delicious!! Does it keep well? It would be awesome to make this and be able to take it to work for lunch as a side for the next couple days!

    1. It will last about 3 days in the fridge! I take this to lunch with me all the time!

  7. Ok this is kind of crazy. Just last night my son was asking me to make cauliflower soup and I’d never heard of it. Great post!

  8. I used to eat something like this all the time in college because it was healthier than eating mashed potatoes, but it didn’t taste great. I also wasn’t following a recipe and mine looked nothing as delicious as yours look. Needless to say I’m going to be trying your recipe before making cauliflower mashed again!!

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