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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 117.6
  • Total Fat: 9.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 21.6 mg
  • Sodium: 91.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 8.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.6 g
  • Protein: 3.4 g

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Cauliflower Faux Mashed Potatoes

Submitted by: ARTEMISINKED
Cauliflower Faux Mashed Potatoes


Delicious low-carb alternative to mashed potatoes for Atkins/South Beach style diets Delicious low-carb alternative to mashed potatoes for Atkins/South Beach style diets
Number of Servings: 4


    Cauliflower, raw, 1 head, medium (5-6" dia)
    Sour Cream, .25 cup
    Butter, salted, 2 tbsp


Steam cauliflower until soft. Place cooked cauliflower in a pot and heat to remove excess moisture. Puree cauliflower in food processor and add butter and sour cream.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ARTEMISINKED.

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I also mix equal amounts of potatoes (with skin) and cauliflower, no sour cream, just skim milk. Not whipped, but "smashed". Garlic and pepper. Let others add their own butter. Everyone in my family who "hates" cauliflower, loves this. They have their vegies and always ask fo more - 11/17/10

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I really liked this recipe. So did several of our Thanksgiving dinner guests. Unfortunately my guys learned that it wasn't real potatoes, and did not consider cauliflower a good substitute for mashed potatoes. So, I ate their share. Yum!! - 11/26/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I LOVE these!!! I usually go to Ruby Tuesday just to get their faux mashed potatoes. Now I can make my own!!!

    I used fat free sour cream and calorie free spray butter. Still, they are great. Added garic, pepper, and salt of course. - 1/6/10

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  • Really great recipe - 3/16/13

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  • Help! Mine turned out tasting just like horseradish! Way to strong and inedible. Maybe I didn't cook the cauliflower enough. Steamed it for about 25 minutes but inside was still a bit hard. Is there any way to save it or do I have to throw it all away? Thanks for your help! - 2/8/13

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  • This is a little bland for our family, but it works well as something to top off with a meat stew or something like that. 4 - 1 cup servings. Thanks for submitting. - 2/3/13

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  • I just made this recipe and its actually really easy to make and delicious! I saw this recipe on another site and combined both recipes, the other recipe called for 1/2 an onion and parmesan cheese. The 1/2 an onion is my only regret, it overpowers it. Other than that this recipe is a keeper. - 10/9/11

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  • This is a MUST for a south beach style diet! I've always made mine with cauliflower, butter, onion and garlic powder, AND... add a can of white kidney beans to the cauliflower before you mash. It is the closest thing you'll ever get to real potatoes without the potatoes. Try it on Shepherds Pie!! - 6/9/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Are the nutritional facts correct? Because it looks like 69% of the calories in the dish are from fat, which doesn't sound like a "light" dish to me. - 11/16/10

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  • Good recope. Added a pinch of salt and some pepper . . . no sour cream. Delish! - 11/14/10

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  • We make faux mashed potatoes frequently but don't add the sour cream. Going to give this a try with some garlic, & dry out the cauliflower a bit. - 10/17/10

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  • i like these so much more than real mashed potatose! - 7/10/10

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  • yum! next time im going to spice it up with some garlic - 1/20/10

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  • what did i do wrong? mine came out like a puree not like potatos - 3/2/09

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  • Wow, this was actually pretty good! My 10-year old daughter LOVED it (I still haven't told her what it really was, NOT mashed potatoes) and my husband loved it too! - 2/3/09

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  • This very delicious and SOO close to the real thing. It is also good with cheese and/or ham. - 1/11/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I am going to make these and see if I can fool my family.

    - 1/10/09

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  • Absolutely LOVE this recipe!! It's just like mashers without the guilt :D - 1/10/09

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