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5 from 6 votes

Cauliflower Mash With Sour Cream

Cauliflower mash with sour cream – a rich, creamy, low carb alternative to mashed potatoes, made with roasted cauliflower and sour cream. So delightfully delicious!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Snack, Side Dishes and Appetizers
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cauliflower mash with sour cream
Servings: 4
Calories: 264kcal


Spices for roasting cauliflower


  • Preheat oven to 450F.
  • Wash and pat dry the cauliflower.
  • Cut into medium-sized florets and spread out on a baking tray.
  • Spray olive oil and add a dash of salt and cayenne pepper.
  • Mix together until the cauliflower is well coated.
  • Roast in the oven for 20 minutes or until cauliflower is slightly crispy.
  • Pour into a high powered blender.
  • Add the butter and half of the sour cream and blend on high till pureed.
  • Check the consistency if it’s to your liking, if not add some more sour cream.
  • Transfer to a bowl, add salt and black pepper and mix thoroughly.
  • Serve and enjoy with fresh parsley, chives or more butter!


This recipe serves 4 and contains 6 net carbs per serving.
  • The cayenne pepper added is just a dash so it gives a very mild heat to the dish. You can replace it with paprika, black pepper or omit it entirely.
  • If the butter is at room temperature, you don’t have to melt it as it will break apart in the blender but if it’s rock-solid, you should melt it a bit first.
  • Always start with half of the sour cream and slowly add a little bit till you have reached your desired consistency.


Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 455mg | Potassium: 510mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 625IU | Vitamin C: 69.8mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 0.7mg