Baked Garlic Cauliflower Mash with Cheese Crust - Low carb, gluten free, primal, healthy alternative to mash potatoes. Oh so yummy!
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Baked Garlic Cauliflower Mash with Cheese Crust

Baked Garlic Mashed Cauliflower with Cheese Crust is an insanely delicious, low carb, gluten-free, a primal alternative to baked mashed potato casserole.
Prep Time12 mins
Cook Time21 mins
Total Time33 mins
Course: keto, low carb, primal
Cuisine: casserole, side dish
Keyword: baked garlic cauliflower mash, keto cauliflower mash, low carb cauliflower mash
Servings: 3
Calories: 203kcal
Author: Stacey


  • 1 head cauliflower small to medium size
  • ½ tbsp olive oil or butter
  • 1 cloves to 2 garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp chicken broth or vegetable broth (I used bone broth)
  • cup fresh mozzarella cheese chopped
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • Cheesy Crust Topping:
  • 1 tbsp almond flour
  • 1 ½ tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 1 ½ tbsp cheddar cheese grated


  • Preheat oven to 400 F. Chop cauliflower into florets.
  • Place a steamer insert into a pot and fill with water to just below the steamer insert.
  • Bring water to a boil. Add the cauliflower florets, cover, and steam for 10 minutes or until tender.
  • While cauliflower in steaming, heat the olive oil or butter in a small frying pan over medium heat. Add minced garlic and stir for about 2 minutes or until softened. Remove from heat.
  • In a large food processor, add half of the cooked cauliflower. Cover and blend on high.
  • Add 1 tbsp of chicken broth, and a few more of the cauliflower florets to the processor; Blend on high. Using a spoon while processor is off, scrape sides of processor to get any unprocessed bits of cauliflower.
  • Add the cooked minced garlic, and ⅓ cup fresh mozzarella to the processor and blend until creamy, but still thick.
  • Spoon cauliflower mash into 3 ramekins or small ceramic bowls. In a small bowl combine: 1 tbsp almond flour, 1 ½ tbsp Parmesan cheese. Mix together. Sprinkle on top of each cauliflower mash dish.
  • Bake at 400 F for 20 minutes or until slightly browning. Remove from oven and sprinkle each with a ½ tbsp grated cheddar cheese. Return to oven and broil for a minute or two until cheese melt and bubbles. Serve


* all nutritional data are estimates based on the products I used*


Serving: 3g | Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 15g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g