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Baked Garlic Cauliflower Mash with Cheese Crust - Low carb, gluten free, primal, healthy alternative to mash potatoes. Oh so yummy!
Baked Garlic Cauliflower Mash with Cheese Crust
Prep Time
12 mins
Cook Time
21 mins
Total Time
33 mins
Course: keto, low carb, primal
Cuisine: casserole, side dish
Servings: 3
Calories: 203 kcal
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
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Chop cauliflower into florets.
  2. Place a steamer insert into a pot and fill with water to just below the steamer insert.
  3. Bring water to a boil. Add the cauliflower florets, cover, and steam for 10 minutes or until tender.
  4. 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.
  5. In a large food processor, add half of the cooked cauliflower. Cover and blend on high.
  6. 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.
  7. Add the cooked minced garlic, and ⅓ cup fresh mozzarella to the processor and blend until creamy, but still thick.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
Recipe Notes

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

Nutrition Facts
Baked Garlic Cauliflower Mash with Cheese Crust
Amount Per Serving (3 g)
Calories 203 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 13g26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.