Easy Mashed Cauliflower Recipe – Gluten and Dairy-free, Whole30, Paleo

Who knew mashed cauliflower could taste so good?  A perfect alternative to potatoes for anyone looking for a little variety or trying to avoid nightshades.

Guess what?  I sometimes miss mashed potatoes.

Let me re-phrase that… I used to miss mashed potatoes.

A few months ago, I discovered the magic of mashed CAULIFLOWER!!  Have you ever tried it?  It is amazing!

I actually prefer the light creaminess of this recipe to regular mashed potatoes.

Cauliflower MashWhy Choose Cauliflower over Potatoes?

There are a few reasons to try this substitute over your regular white potatoes like:

  • According to some doctors like Mercola, cauliflower should be considered a superfood it has so many benefits for your heart, your brain and your digestion.
  • It is an anti-inflammatory food.  Many people choose the Paleo diet to fight inflammation and leaky gut so this food will help!
  • It is AIP-compliant.  So even on one of the strictest versions of the Paleo diet, you can LOVE cauliflower mash!


Easy Mashed Cauliflower Recipe Instructions:

Easy Paleo Mashed Cauliflower Recipe

  • Chop cauliflower florets off the base of the vegetable (I use two heads of cauliflower so we’ll have some leftovers).
  • Place in a steamer over boiling water, and steam until the cauliflower is soft (around 7 minutes).
  • Drain, and dump florets into a high-powered blender (you can do this with a hand mixer, food processor, etc., but I really believe that the secret to the smooth results I get (see picture above) is my Vita-Mix Blender).
  • Add about 4 TBS of grass-fed butter or ghee per head of cauliflower, a dash of salt, and a dash of pepper.  (Skip the butter or ghee and add  a little coconut cream if you want it AIP-friendly!)
  • Blend until smooth.

If you want a little more variety, try adding additional gluten-free, dairy-free spices like garlic powder, onion powder and maybe even a little fresh parsley.  It will make a tasty new side dish for some of you favorite proteins.


Easy Paleo Mashed Cauliflower Recipe

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