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Mashed Faux-Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are a delicious side dish to many meals, but they may not always fit into a healthy eating plan. Cauliflower contains high levels of vitamin C and fiber, and is an easy, healthy alternative to potatoes. Try this cauliflower dish that mimics mashed potatoes. You’ll be amazed how good it is!
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 head cauliflower (or several celery roots)
  • ¼ cup organic butter (coconut oil for vegan)
  • ¼ cup organic or raw half and half (almond milk or coconut milk for vegan)
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)

Optional Toppings:

  • 2 tbsp chives chopped
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • 1 shallot finely chopped
  • 1 celery finely chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic minced or finely chopped


  • Steam cauliflower or celery roots in steamer or small amount of water until tender. Drain.
  • In food processor, blend cauliflower or celery roots with remaining ingredients until smooth (you can’t get this smooth enough without a blender or food processor).