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roasted garlic mashed cauliflower in white bowl

Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

You don't need buns for grilled meat! Try this savory cauliflower mash as a base for your hamburger, steak, lamp chops, or pork loin! It's Paleo, AIP (with adjustments), and Vegan friendly!

Course Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine AIP, Paleo
Keyword Dairy-free, Egg-free, Gluten-free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 66 kcal
Author Emily Stauch


  • 1 large head of cauliflower
  • 1 bulb fresh garlic
  • 1-1.5 tsp. sea salt
  • fresh ground pepper to taste, omit for AIP
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil plus more for drizzling
  • 2 Tbsp. plain almond milk yogurt


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Cut the top off the bulb of garlic. Place in the middle of a 12"x12" piece of aluminum foil. Drizzle with about 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Gather the edge of the foil up to touch each other above the bulb of garlic. Pinch foil together. Put in oven and roast for 25-30 minutes until just starting to brown and cloves still hold together.

  2. Meanwhile, bring a 6 quart or larger dutch oven filled 3/4 with water to a boil. Rinse the cauliflower and chop into 6 large pieces. When the water is at a boil, add the cauliflower pieces and boil until soft, 8-10 minutes.

  3. When the garlic is finished, allow to cool on the counter for a few minutes until able to be handled. Carefully remove each clove of garlic and add to a high powered blender, like a Vitamix. Add the remaining ingredients to the blender: sea salt, pepper (omit for AIP), lemon juice, olive oil, and almond milk yogurt.

  4. When the cauliflower is soft, drain in a colander then add to the high powered blender. Puree until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.

  5. Tasting notes: If the cauliflower tastes flat or dull, it needs salt. Add more, 1/2 teaspoon at a time, until it comes alive!

Recipe Notes

One serving of Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower has 6g of net carbohydrates.