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bowl of cauliflower mash with bacon bits, creamy butter and parsley
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5 from 3 votes

Cauliflower Mash

This simple keto cauliflower mash is the perfect blend of butter, cream and cheese.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 249kcal
Author: Amber @ Low Carb Quick


  • food processor or blender


  • 6 cups cauliflower florets
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 6 oz gouda shredded, *may also use cheddar, pepper jack, or your preferred cheese
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 6 slices slices bacon, fried
  • ¼ tsp salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ tsp garlic powder or fresh minced garlic


  • Chop cauliflower into small florets. You may also use store-bought riced cauliflower.
  • Add the cauliflower, butter, heavy cream, salt, pepper and garlic powder to a microwave safe dish and microwave on high to soften the florets, approximately 18 minutes. Stir halfway through.
  • Add the cauliflower mix to a food processor, add the Gouda and bacon and blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Top with bacon and parsley.


Suggested toppings:
  • bacon
  • chives
  • jalapeño
  • cheese
  • cream cheese/sour cream
  • parsley
  • cajun seasoning
  • roasted garlic
  • red pepper flakes
For dairy-free diets: use almond milk instead of heavy cream
Freeze up to 3 months in a sealed freezer bag. Thaw overnight in fridge, then reheat. 
Store in an air-tight container up to 3 days in the fridge.


Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 550mg | Potassium: 386mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 483IU | Vitamin C: 48mg | Calcium: 230mg | Iron: 1mg