This Creamy Whole30 Mashed Cauliflower is super easy, extra smooth and the perfect addition to any meal! This cauliflower mash is just as great for a weeknight dinner as it is for Thanksgiving. It is Whole30 approved and made with just a handful of ingredients. I especially love it paired with Whole30 Paleo Braised Short Ribs. Talk about comfort food. Let’s get cooking!

A white bowl filled with creamy Whole30 mashed cauliflower.

Ingredients for Creamy Whole30 Mashed Cauliflower

HEAD OF CAULIFLOWER: About 4 cups of chopped cauliflower florets is needed for this recipe. This is the equivalent of one large head of cauliflower.

COCONUT CREAM: Coconut cream is a dairy free equivalent to heavy cream. In addition, it makes this Whole30 Mashed Cauliflower super creamy!

GHEE OR GRASS FED BUTTER: Ghee is the lactose free version of butter. Also, it gives this cauliflower mash that signature buttery flavor.

CHOPPED BASIL (OPTIONAL): Just a little freshly chopped basil goes a long way!

How To Make Creamy Whole30 Mashed Cauliflower

Step 1

To make Whole30 Mashed Cauliflower, first chop head of cauliflower into florets. Then, add florets to a food processor. Process until mixture resembles riced cauliflower. Alternatively, chop cauliflower very finely.

A food processor filled with riced cauliflower.

Step 2

Then, add riced cauliflower, coconut cream, and ghee to a skillet over medium heat. Cook 7 to 8 minutes, or until all coconut cream is absorbed.

Step 3

Next, carefully pour mixture back into the food processor. Process until smooth and creamy.

A food processor filled with Whole30 mashed cauliflower.

Step 4

Serve. Garnish with chopped basil and extra ghee if desired.

How can I thicken my mashed cauliflower?

For extra thick Whole30 mashed cauliflower, add only the thick part of the coconut cream. Canned coconut cream naturally separates. The top layer is usually very dense and thick while the bottom layer is watery.

A white bowl filled with creamy Whole30 mashed cauliflower.

Is mashed cauliflower better than potatoes?

Mashed cauliflower has all of the bells and whistles of mashed potatoes. In addition, it’s an extra serving of vegetables!

What does Whole30 mashed cauliflower taste like?

This Whole30 Mashed Cauliflower tastes a little bit like cauliflower, a lot like ghee/butter, and slightly similar to mashed potatoes. Feel free to add some salt, pepper, garlic powder, etc. to your liking.

What is ghee?

Ghee is the lactose free version of butter.  Ghee is made by cooking butter until all the milk solids (white parts on top) have been removed.  Its taste is identical to butter, but it’s richer and more flavorful.

A white bowl filled with creamy Whole30 mashed cauliflower.

Get the Recipe: Creamy Whole30 Mashed Cauliflower

This Creamy Whole30 Mashed Cauliflower comes together in just minutes. It is the perfect healthy side dish. This mashed cauliflower goes well with anything from easy weeknight meals to Thanksgiving dinner!
5 from 9 votes

Ingredients

Instructions 

  • First, chop head of cauliflower into florets.
  • Then, add florets to a food processor. Process until cauliflower resembles cauliflower rice.
  • Add riced cauliflower, ghee, and coconut cream to a skillet over medium heat. Cook for 7 to 8 minutes, or until coconut cream has been absorbed.
  • Carefully pour back into the food processor. Process until smooth and creamy.
  • Then, serve. Garnish with chopped basil and additional ghee or butter if desired.
Calories: 410kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 40g, Saturated Fat: 33g, Cholesterol: 19mg, Sodium: 47mg, Potassium: 734mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 1IU, Vitamin C: 72mg, Calcium: 42mg, Iron: 3mg

Other Whole30 Favorites:

Instant Pot Short Ribs

Chicken Parmesan

Breakfast Hash with Sweet Potatoes

Chicken Jambalaya

Steak Fajita Bowls