Recipe: Cauliflower Mashed Pseudo Potatoes

Creamy mashed cauliflower puree
cauliflower pseudo mashed potatoes

You will never miss mashed potatoes once you try this yummy cauliflower substitute. And you get all of the healthful benefits of the vegetables, spices, and flavors in this dish.

Advertising Policy

Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do not endorse non-Cleveland Clinic products or services. Policy


1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 medium head cauliflower, cut into large florets, stem sliced ½
1 medium apple, peeled, cored and chopped
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
2 teaspoons curry powder
1 pinch sea salt
1 pinch freshly ground black pepper
1 cup water


  1. Heat the oil in a large cast-iron pan over medium heat. When the oil is shimmering, add the cauliflower, apple, onion and curry powder. Season to taste with salt and black pepper and mix well until the cauliflower is coated in the oil and spices. Cook, stirring frequently, for 8 minutes.
  2. Turn the heat down to low and add the water. Cover and cook until the cauliflower is completely tender, 10–15 minutes.
  3. Transfer the contents of the pan to a food processor and pulse the cauliflower mixture until it is creamy but thick, similar to the consistency of mashed potatoes. Add a little more water if necessary, but be careful or you’ll wind up with cauliflower soup.
  4. Check for seasoning and add more salt or pepper if necessary. Any leftover mashed cauliflower can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Nutritional information (Per Serving)

Calories: 215
Fat: 11 g
Saturated fat: 2 g
Cholesterol: 147 mg
Fiber: 7 g
Protein: 20 g
Carbohydrate: 13 g
Sodium: 226 mg

Per Serving (1 cup)
Yield: 3 Servings
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Ready In: 35 mins

Advertising Policy

Source: and Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Functional Medicine

Advertising Policy