Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

This Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower is a delicious and healthy alternative to mashed potatoes. It is perfect for those on a low carb or gluten free diet.


  • 1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 head of garlic
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup milk (optional)
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 200C/400F.
  2. Toss cauliflower florets and garlic cloves with olive oil and salt and pepper.
  3. Spread on a baking sheet and roast for 25 minutes, stirring a few times during cooking.
  4. Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes.
  5. Place roasted cauliflower and garlic in a food processor and blend until smooth.
  6. Add milk and Parmesan cheese (if using) and blend again.
  7. Taste and adjust seasoning as necessary. Serve warm.

Potential changes & improvements

If you are not a fan of garlic, you can omit it from the recipe. You could also add other herbs and spices to the mashed cauliflower, such as thyme, rosemary, or nutmeg.

What other food it works well with

Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower goes well with roasted meats or fish, as well as grilled vegetables.

Common Mistakes

One common mistake when making mashed cauliflower is to overcook the cauliflower. This will make it watery and mushy. Another mistake is to not add enough seasoning. Be sure to taste the mashed cauliflower and add more salt and pepper if necessary.

Nutritional Information

Serving size: 1/4 recipe

Calories: 107

Fat: 7.5g

Carbohydrates: 7.9g

Fiber: 3.3g

Protein: 4.4g


This recipe contains milk and Parmesan cheese (if using).

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