Creamy Loaded Mashed Cauliflower with Parmesan -Thermomix

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My Thermomix creamy mashed cauliflower is a little different and so much better than other recipes. The mash is deliciously silky, loaded with fresh herbs, parmesan cheese and topped with nuts and seeds for extra crunch and nutrients.

Overhead shot mashed cauliflower on wooden board and white background

The first time I made a cauliflower mash I was terribly underwhelmed. The taste of the mash was boring and not at all like the mashed potato I was craving. It’ tasted just like cauliflower, the kids didn’t like it, and I wasn’t fussed on it either.

“I believe I have taken mashed cauliflower to the next level!”

Readers may be aware that cauliflower mash is very popular at the moment. The popularity of this dish is due to the current LCHF and Keto diet trend. This style of eating drastically limits carbohydrates. Cauliflower is low in carbohydrates compared with mashed potato, hence the rise in popularity of cauliflower mash. The problem is cauliflower mash doesn’t taste like mashed potato. So I made it my job to improve the taste of this trendy side dish.

The challenge was to reduce the calories in my mashed cauliflower

The first thing I noticed about the majority of the cauliflower mash recipes was that the calorie count was incredibly high! Much higher than a bowl of mashed potato. I know!!! Crazy right!?! I think the reason it’s so calorific is the recipes attempt to make the cauliflower mash tastier. To achieve this, most recipes use loads of cream and butter, making the dish high in saturated fat and calories.

I wanted to make a cauliflower mash that was tasty and didn’t blow out my calorie allowance. I decided to experiment with herbs and parmesan cheese. The result is this delicious, fresh herbs, mashed cauliflower which has a distinctive green tint and yummy fresh flavour.

Loaded Mashed Cauliflower Toppings

There are so many possible toppings for this delicious mash. Below are some suggestions:

  • 60g fried chorizo & grated Parmesan cheese
  • 80g chunky pesto
  • 60g salted cashew nuts (3sec/Speed 5)

LCHF and Keto Main Recipes

If you’re looking for a low carb main meal to serve the mash alongside take a look at some of these recipe suggestions. We served ours with the Chicken Cacciatore and it was a perfect match.

Profil pic taken overhead with Chicken cacciatore in a casserole dish on white wood background.

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5 from 2 votes
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Loaded Creamy Mashed Cauliflower with Parmesan Cheese
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Try this Loaded Creamy Mashed Cauliflower Recipe! It's deliciously silky, low calorie, keto and LCHF compliant.

Course: Keto, LCHF, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Australian
Servings: 8 serves
Calories: 125 kcal
Author: Julie Carlyle
Ingredients
  • 120 g Parmesan Cheese cut in 4 pieces
  • 65 g green shallot OR spring onion (Cut in 4 lengths)
  • 20 g chives fresh (cut in 4 lengths)
  • 1/4 tsp peppercorns
  • 20 g garlic
  • 1 TBS vegetable stock paste
  • 900 g cauliflower broken into florets
  • 20 g butter
  • 2 sprigs rosemary leaves removed from stem
  • 1/4 tsp salt optional
  • 1 TBS pepita, pinenut and sunflower seed mix
Instructions
  1. Place cheese in TM Bowl. Grate 3 sec/Speed 9.

  2. Remove the cheese from the bowl and reserve for later.

  3. Add garlic, peppercorns and chives to the bowl. Chop 5 sec/Speed 9.

  4. Remove herbs from the bowl and reserve for later.

  5. Add the shallots to the TM bowl. Chop 3 sec/Speed 9.

  6. Add the half the cauliflower florets to the TM bowl with the shallots. Chop 2 sec/Speed 8. Stir and repeat if necessary.

  7. Remove cauliflower mixture from the bowl and reserve for later.

  8. Add the remaining half the cauliflower florets to the TM bowl. Chop 2 sec/Speed 8. Stir and repeat if necessary.

  9. Return the first chopped cauliflower and the garlic and herb mixture to the TM bowl. 

  10. Add the vegetable stock paste, butter, rosemary leaves and salt if using. Cook 12min/Varoma/Speed 1.

  11. Puree the cauliflower. 30 sec/Speed 6.

  12. Stir the cauliflower mash and increase the speed gradually from Speed 6 - 9 over one minute.

  13. Add half the parmesan cheese. Combine 10 sec/Speed 8.

  14. To serve, garnish with remaining parmesan cheese and mixed nuts.

Recipe Notes

Vary the toppings on the cauliflower mash to suit the style of meal you're serving. 

Nutrition Facts
Loaded Creamy Mashed Cauliflower with Parmesan Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 125 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 680mg 28%
Potassium 400mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 7.4%
Vitamin C 70.3%
Calcium 21.5%
Iron 5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Happy Cooking

Julie

4 thoughts on “Creamy Loaded Mashed Cauliflower with Parmesan -Thermomix”

  1. Lisa says:

    This is delicious! Thank you Julie.

    1. I’m so pleased you enjoyed the recipe Lisa 🙂

  2. Tom says:

    This is amazing! Thank you. I have been meaning to try cauliflower mash for ages and am very glad I did. Like the fact it is still calorie conscious as well as low carb

    1. Thank you so much Tom, I am really pleased you enjoyed the recipe and thank you so much for stopping by to leave a comment:)

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