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This Garlic Ghee Mashed Cauliflower is a fantastic replacement for mashed potatoes. Interestingly enough, after starting a paleo diet about 5 years ago, I realized that unlike some other things such as gluten and most grains, white potatoes really didn’t bother me. I didn’t eat potatoes for about a year after going paleo but gradually (and happily) reintroduced them to my diet.

Even still, white potatoes can pack quite the carb load and sometimes it’s nice to mix it up in favor of nutrient-rich cauliflower. I love this mashed cauliflower recipe, especially because it involves one of my all time favorite ingredients – Tin Star Brown Butter Ghee.

You will find a lot of recipes out there for mashed cauliflower that use a high powered blender. Personally, I prefer a food processor as I like my mashed cauliflower to have a bit of texture. If you want yours totally smooth without any small pieces whatsoever, a high powered blender might be a better option.

Serve this mashed cauliflower alongside my Slow Cooker Beef Brisket for the very best comfort food meal.




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Course atkins, cauliflower, coconut milk, dairy free, easy paleo recipe, gluten free, grain free, low carb, low carb diet, low glycemic, mashed cauliflower, mashed potatoes, paleo recipe, primal, soy free, whole 30


  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons Tin Star Foods brown butter ghee
  • 2 tablespoons full fat coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Bring a pot of water to a boil.
  • Chop cauliflower and carefully add to boiling water.
  • Uncovered, boil cauliflower for about 10-15 minutes until tender.
  • While the cauliflower is cooking, add chopped garlic, ghee, coconut milk and salt and pepper to a food processor.
  • Process until desired texture is reached.


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Anya Kaats

Hi! I’m Anya, a San Diego-based Holistic Health Coach and Marketing Consultant on a mission to share good food, health & happiness with as many people as possible. I am a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) and have worked in the natural & organic products industry for my entire professional career with companies such as Suja Juice, Brad’s Raw Foods, and Mamma Chia. While my life may be totally consumed with healthy food now, nutrition wasn’t always a passion of mine.

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