Paleo Cauliflower Recipes

Creamy Cauliflower Mash

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: American


Get this Creamy Paleo Cauliflower Mash Recipe here. It’s a delicious side dish that’s perfect for a Keto, AIP, Paleo, or Gluten-free diet.


  • ½ head of cauliflower (approx 1.5 lb), broken into small florets
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) cultured ghee (or coconut oil)
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) coconut milk (from a can shaken and at room temperature)
  • ¼ teaspoon (1 ml) vanilla extract (omit if using vanilla ghee or if AIP)
  • Chives or scallions (chopped spring onion), finely chopped (optional)
  • Salt to taste


  1. Place the cauliflower florets into a large microwaveable bowl with 1/4 cup of water at the bottom. Microwave on high until they are softened (around 10-12 minutes). Check every 3 minutes to make sure there’s water in the bowl still. Alternatively, you can steam the cauliflower florets.
  2. Place the softened cauliflower along with the melted ghee, coconut milk, vanilla extract, and salt into a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Top with chives or scallions.


TIP: While the vanilla extract is not essential, it really adds a sweetness to the dish that I love.


  • Serving Size: 1 large plate