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Grilled Cauliflower Mashed Potato Recipe

Grilled cauliflower mashed potatoes? Kids (and adults!) will never know you found a way to sneak in additional vegetables with these creamy mock-tatoes.

You’re probably wondering what grilled cauliflower is doing sitting next to your beloved mashed potatoes. Well, as of late, the world of food blogging has been overtaken by suggestions as to how we can create our favorite dishes using healthier, vegetable alternatives to the starches we know and love. So we’re going to let you in on a little secret: This recipe doesn’t call for a single potato. Instead, we’re going to teach you how to make mock-tatoes using grilled cauliflower. (Shh…we won’t tell the kids if you don’t.)

Now, before you click away, hear us out. These “potatoes” taste so close to the real thing, most kids and adults are fooled. Plus, we can guarantee you’ll have happier faces at the table than if you had plopped steamed cauliflower on their plates. So, gather round folks, here’s how Grilled Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes are done.


  • Cauliflower
  • Chives, Cheese, Butter (optional)


  • Clean a full head of cauliflower before removing the stem and leaves. Cut into 1-inch “steaks” that will sit flat on the grates. Heat your SABER® grill to around 325° to 375°F before brushing the cauliflower rounds with a healthy coat of butter, and, if desired, topping with cheese. Wrap the entire “steak” in aluminum foil and grill about 30 minutes, or until tender. When you’re finished, place the cauliflower pieces on a platter and move the process indoors.
  • To make the faux “mashed potatoes” throw the grilled cauliflower into a large blender or food processor. To mimic the consistency and taste of real mashed potatoes, add butter, sour cream, parmesan cheese, salt, garlic and pepper to taste. Blend until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  • Top with extra cheese, chives, or any toppings of your choice, and enjoy!

At the end, you have a healthy, hearty and delicious starch-free alternative to the real thing that comes in at a lean 200 calories per serving. For more creative uses of this ingredient, check out Bon Appétit’s list of cauliflower recipes (you just might end up eating it all of the time).

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