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5 from 4 votes

Mashed Cauliflower Recipe with Dairy Free Cream Cheese

This Vegan Mashed Cauliflower Recipe is a favorite side dish. It's steamed cauliflower that becomes creamy garlic mashed cauliflower.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Cauliflower
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 49kcal


  • 1 cauliflower whole head
  • 2 ounces dairy free cream cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper


  • Core the cauliflower.
  • Break the head into florets.
  • Put the cauliflower in a large saucepan and cover with water.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Turn down the temperature to medium high and cook for 15 minutes or until a fork pierces the florets easily.
  • Drain the cauliflower and return to the hot pan immediately.
  • Spoon in the cream cheese and stir to blend. The cauliflower will break up into small pieces which is what we want. The cream cheese will also melt into the cauliflower.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and stir.
  • Ready to serve.


Let cool to room temperature. Pack in rigid sided containers.
Remove from the freezer and put in the refrigerator overnight for about 6 to 8 hours. The night of serving - Zap it in the microwave for 2 minutes stirring after one minute. or Heat through in a saucepan and serve.


Serving: 8ounces | Calories: 49kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 644mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 12.9mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.3mg