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Keto Mashed “Potatoes”

My recipe for keto mashed “potatoes” uses cauliflower… but before you close this post… stay with me a moment!

When you follow the steps I outline below and in the video, you'll find this version of creamy keto ‘potatoes' is almost just like the real thing.

The best part?

It's simple and requires only a few ingredients.

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Making Keto Mashed ‘Potatoes'

You could make these keto mashed potatoes from a whole cauliflower if you wish, but to make things easier (we love easy!) we decided to start with riced cauliflower.

For this medium sized batch, you'll need two sixteen ounce packages of cauliflower riced cooked to package directions.

If you want your potatoes to be extra savory, we recommend pan frying them in a few tablespoons of avocado oil.

However, to make this incredibly easy– you can also just microwave the cauliflower rice according to package directions.

Your other ingredients for these keto mashed ‘potatoes' are cream cheese and salt!

Food Processor vs. Blender vs. Immersion Blender

You can use a food processor, blender or immersion blender to puree the riced cauliflower until smooth and creamy.

Having tried all three, we prefer using our food processor because it gets the most consistently creamy results and is less of a hassle to clean up than our blender.

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Keto Mashed “Potatoes”

These keto mashed ‘potatoes' use cauliflower as a substitute for potatoes. For a denser result, drain and squeeze out the water from the riced cauliflower before proceeding to blend all the ingredients together.
1/8 of a batch contains 4g net carbs.
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Course: Holiday, Side
Cuisine: Keto
Keyword: keto recipe,keto holiday recipe,keto easter recipe,keto mashed potatoes,low carb mashed potatoes,low carb holiday recipe,how to make keto mashed potatoes, how to make low carb mashed potatoes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Tara Wright



  • Cook riced cauliflower according to package directions
  • Puree all ingredients together in a food processor until smooth
  • Serve with toppings of your choice! Shown with herbed butter.


Calories: 43kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 424mg | Potassium: 378mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 0.1% | Vitamin C: 66.3% | Calcium: 7.5% | Iron: 2.8%

Seasoning Options for Keto Mashed ‘Potatoes'

Now that you've made these once, get creative with different flavor combinations!

Toss in a handful of sharp cheddar cheese.

Add a half tsp of garlic powder.

Shred a quarter cup of real Parmesan and throw that in or sprinkle on top.

Add a dollop of sour cream.

Top with sliced green onions and bacon crumbles.

What are your seasoning/topping ideas? Share them in the comments below!

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