Low Carb Recipes for the Low Carb Lifestyle

Monday, October 1, 2012

Ranch Cauliflower Mash

Ranch Cauliflower Mash
I hadn't eaten much cauliflower before becoming a Low Carber.  However, in the low carb world cauliflower is the pretty standard rice or potato replacement so I eventually tried cooking various recipes with it.  I must say that I wish I had included it in my vegetable repertoire sooner.  It is great cooked a multitude of ways, it's yummy and my whole family likes it.  This recipe for cauliflower is a quick, basic microwave recipe but it made my family and I happy.  My 11 year old even packed the leftovers in his lunch the next day.  I used commercially prepared ranch salad dressing (Hidden Valley original) but feel free to whip up your own homemade as well.

3 servings
4 net carbs per serving

1/2 head of cauliflower
1 TBSP butter
3 TBSP low carb Ranch dressing (check labels)
1/2 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste

Break cauliflower up into small pieces and place into a microwave safe bowl.  Add approx 1 TBSP of water.  Steam in microwave for 6 minutes.  Remove from microwave and mash with a fork.  Add Ranch, garlic powder, salt and pepper.


  1. Yum...this sounds good.... I just steamed a whole head of cauli so will try this on half of it....

  2. this sure came in handy because I was just wondering what to do with the cauliflower I have and now I know!! hehe thank you!

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