Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4 servings

Updated: Oct. 04, 2022
I order cauliflower mash every time we visit our favorite restaurant. Lucky us; one night, I figured out how to make it at home. It was so easy! —Jean Keiser, West Chester, Pennsylvania
Garlic Mashed Cauliflower Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 5 cups fresh cauliflowerets
  • 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons fat-free milk
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • Optional: Cracked black pepper and minced fresh chives


  1. Place 1 in. of water in a large saucepan; add cauliflower and garlic. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until tender, 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain cauliflower and garlic; return to pan.
  2. Mash cauliflower mixture to desired consistency. Stir in milk, mayonnaise, salt and white pepper. If desired, sprinkle with cracked pepper and chives.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 74 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 428mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.