I am a huge lover of caulimash! I guess that’s why I don’t really miss mashed potatoes. Mashed cauliflower gives me all the same feels that I loved about mashed potatoes and then some because of my love for cauliflower.
Take it up a notch by adding some bacon, ghee/brown butter and creamy additions like coconut yogurt and bam! A delectable side dish that really is hard to stop munching on!
In this particular recipe, I added some Kerrygold cheese to top it off but if you’re steering clear of dairy, it’s still pretty freakin’ amazing without it. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m adding bits of good quality cheese here & there …and I’m tolerating it fine in limited amounts so it is a great addition to this dish if you’re able to do cheese.
I like prepping (duh) – so prepping the cauliflower ahead of time by steaming and even processing is a good idea. You can leave this step to the side and make up the dish itself on the day you’d like to serve it or prep the whole dish and have it all ready to go when you’re ready. And cooking up extra bacon when making breakfast is a great way to save time when you’re ready to make this mash — bacon bits ready to go!
I ate this with many proteins and actually took to work one day with shredded chicken mixed all in but my favorite was with a rib eye steak! It was perfection! Add extra bacon to this dish and you pretty much have a meal in itself …..and plop an egg on top and you’ve got breakfast (but then again you don’t always need an egg to call something breakfast, right?). Either way, you’ll be devouring this quickly because it’s super yum ….and pretty addicting. Thankfully it’s filled with healthy fats and nutrition so you don’t have to feel guilty about that extra serving!
- 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets/chunks
- 1/2 cup coconut yogurt (I use CoYo or sub yogurt of choice)
- 2 heaping tablespoons of ghee
- 1 cup shredded Kerrygold fav flavored cheese (I used cheddar)
- 3 green onions, thinly diced
- 3 strips bacon, cooked & crumbled
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Steam cauliflower florets until tender with a fork poke.
- Add cauliflower to blender or food processor and pulse to combine - then add ghee, yogurt and salt and pepper. Blend to a mashed potato consistency (I like mine creamy but blend only until your desired consistency).
- Turn on broiler to high.
- Scoop out into a baking dish, add 2 tablespoons chopped green onions, 1 tbsp bacon and 1/2 of the cheese. Combine. Then top off the mash with the remaining cheese, green onions and bacon.
- Place baking dish under broiler for 5 minutes.
- Serve with your favorite protein. And try not to eat it all in one sitting!