Roasted garlic faux-tatoes: How to make delish cauliflower mashed potatoes

Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Faux-tatoes from

Give your Thanksgiving potatoes a nutritious makeover with these roasted garlic cauliflower faux-tatoes.

Roasted Garlic Faux-tatoes

Yield 6


  • 1 large head of cauliflower, leaves removed, florets and core cut into 2” pieces
  • 5 large cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt, plus more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons organic butter or ghee
  • 3 sprigs of thyme, minced (leaves only)
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste


  1. Fill a large stock pot with two inches of water and place a steamer basket inside. Cover pot with a tight fitting lid and bring to a boil.
  2. When water reaches a boil add cauliflower and garlic cloves. Steam until soft, approximately 8 minutes (make sure they’re fork tender). Remove from heat and drain cauliflower and garlic in a colander.
  3. When the cauliflower and garlic has fully drained, place them in a food processor or high speed blender with butter, thyme, nutmeg and fresh pepper. Process everything until very smooth. Add sea salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!

Photo credit: Samantha Huddleston