Cauliflower Mashed Fauxtatoes

Cauliflower Mashed Fauxtatoes

Fauxtatoes vs. Potatoes!

OMG! You have to try my Cheesy Garlic Mashed Fauxtatoes! These are perfect for anyone following my Fat Loss Fast System.

cauliflower mash fauxtatoes

I made mine with a secret ingredient! Cauliflower! Oh, and I swear you cannot taste the cauliflower!

Compared to conventional mashed potatoes, an equal portion of my fauxtatoes are:

  • 62% less calories!
  • 73% less fat!
  • 70% fewer NET carbs!
  • Equally DELICIOUS!

cauliflower mash fauxtatoes


1. Cook your Cauliflower:

I recommend purchasing pre-cut/washed cauliflower florets in a convenient bag for easy microwave steaming.

Another option is to steam them in a skillet (just fill it with water and cauliflower and close the lid until the cauliflower is soft).

You can also bake your cauliflower in the oven. If you elect to bake 'em in the oven, then preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

  • Wash and cut a head of cauliflower. This yields ~4 cups.
  • Spray butter-flavoured PAM non-cook cooking spray in an oven-friendly pan.
  • Add the cauliflower. Bake in the oven for ~30 minutes.

2. Mash your Cauliflower:

  • Dump the 4 cups of cooked cauliflower into a food processor.
  • Blend it to start breaking up the huge cauliflower florets.

3. Add the Flavour:

You don't want your mashed potatoes to taste like cauliflower, do you? Heck no! So add flavour to the food processor:

  • 4 TBSP of chicken broth (no salt added or low sodium)
  • 1/8 cup of skim Mozzarella Cheese or Daiya Dairy Free Mozzarella Style Shreds or 1 TBSP nutritional yeast or 1 TBSP Flavor God Cheddar Seasoning.
  • 1 TBSP dehydrated onion flakes
  • A dash of garlic seasoning
  • A dash of ground rainbow pepper corns (or just use black pepper)
  • 2 tsp of Molly McButter butter sprinkles. (Don't freak out! if you don't like this product, then don't use it! At least you get the butter flavour from the PAM when roasting the cauliflower in the oven. Another option is to add more cheese and seasoning, or even a small amount of butter.

Puree the daylights out of this. I unloaded the dishwasher while mine was in the food processor.


cauliflower mash in food processor

Nutritional Information:

This makes a very large portion! I ate half of it (~1 cup), and saved the other half in the fridge for another day.

This is the macronutrient breakdown for 1/2 of the portion:

  • calories: 95, fat: 2.6g, saturated fat: 0.7g, cholesterol: 0mg, sodium: 210.2mg, carbohydrates: 16.1g, fiber: 6.2g, net carbs: 9.9g, sugars: 6.1g, protein: 5.2g

Compare this to 1 cup of homemade mashed potatoes made with potatoes, cheese, milk and butter.

  • calories: 250, fat: 9.64g, saturated fat: 3.44g, cholesterol: 13mg, sodium: 672 mg, carbohydrates: 35.36g, fiber: 2.9g, net carbs: 32.46g, sugars: 3.61g, protein: 6.17g

Also Recommended:


  • Substituting high calorie junk food with my "cheat clean" recipes can prevent you from over-consuming high calorie junk food. This is a great strategy for preventing weight gain.Try my approach, and you will be shocked how effortless it is to lose fat and maintain your weight, without having to slash your calories, demonize food (or fruit), or eat tiny portions. So if you want to put an end to yo-yo dieting all while satisfying your daily cravings ... then check out my Fat Loss Fast System.


  • If you are strapped for time, and need 10-minute home workouts that use minimal equipment, then I invite you to join my 30-Day Igniter Home Workout Program. What is the 30-Day Igniter? It's my 10-minute HOME video workout program. It combines strength training, jump rope training and pilates. I teach you how to breathe during your workouts, how to activate your muscles (including your pelvic floor), how to move within your current mobility, and most importantly, mindset training! This is a mind and body transformation.  All I need from you is 10 minutes a day for the next 30 days


Welcome! If you want to learn how to MOVE and EAT BETTER, you've come to the right place! I'm Dr. Sara Solomon. I'm a certified StrongFit coach and an intermittent fasting expert. I have degrees in dentistry (DMD) and physiotherapy (BSc PT), and I'm also a Pilates Mat Level 1 Instructor, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (2016-2021), ACE personal trainer, NASM fitness nutrition specialist, a Mad Dogg Spinning Instructor, and a certified level 2 Buddy Lee Jump Rope Trainer and Ambassador. I'm a BSN Supplements and Til You Collapse sponsored athlete. My passion is helping people overcome restrictive diets and muscle imbalances so they can FEEL their very best!

1 Comment

  1. this sounds really good! gonna have to try it sometime!


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