This horseradish cauliflower mash low carb side dish is a lighter alternative to mashed potatoes! Gluten free and keto recipe.
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Cauliflower is a commonly used vegetable for low-carbers, especially to replace potato. Horseradish is the perfect addition that really lifts this vegetable and makes a tasty side dish!
Of course you can use a whole head of cauliflower to make this dish – but I usually use microwave steam-in-the-bag florets. I find that if I boil cauliflower the florets can end up too watery. For four servings, use two 10oz bags, and cook them until the cauliflower is soft, around 7 minutes.
How to Make Horseradish Cauliflower Mash
Once the cauliflower is cooked, add cream cheese, prepared horseradish and seasoning, and mash everything together. I taste-test several times to get just the right amount of horseradish heat!
Then transfer the mash to a serving bowl and sprinkle some finely chopped herbs like parsley or chives over the top.
My non low-carbing husband actually prefers this dish to mashed potatoes as it is just as filling but doesn't leave him feeling too full. So this is a great side dish for mixed company! It makes a wonderful accompaniment to meat dishes like Baked Balsamic Chicken Thighs or Red Wine Marinated Beef Skewers.Horseradish Cauliflower Mash #lowcarb #lowcarbsides Click To Tweet
Oh – and did you know that you can also make slow cooker cauliflower mash? Check out this recipe from our friends over at Wicked Spatula! There are actually quite a lot of recipes you can make WITH cauli mash – check out this list of 14+ low carb ways to use cauliflower mash!
- 20 oz cauliflower florets
- ¼ cup cream cheese
- 2-3 tbs prepared horseradish
- 1 tbs chopped fresh herbs, eg chives or parsley
- Cook the cauliflower until soft.
- Place the cooked cauliflower into a bowl, add the cream cheese and horseradish, and mash together.
- Add seasoning if required; add more horseradish to taste.
- Spoon the cauliflower mash into a bowl and sprinkle with chopped herbs.
5g net carbs per serving (quarter of whole recipe).
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size Quarter of the recipe
Amount Per ServingCalories 87 Total Fat 5g Saturated Fat 2g Cholesterol 15mg Sodium 119mg Carbohydrates 8g Net Carbohydrates 5g Fiber 3g Sugar 3g Protein 3g
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