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Best Vegan Mashed Cauliflower

This is hands down the BEST vegan mashed cauliflower you'll ever taste. It's creamy, buttery, and flavorful, without being watery at all. It's easy to make and absolutely delicious!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword mashed cauliflower, thanksgiving side, vegan thanksgiving
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 84kcal


  • 2 medium heads of cauliflower , chopped into florets (about 8 cups)
  • 5 - 6 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup almond milk
  • ¼ cup coconut yogurt
  • 1 tsp chives
  • 1 tsp sage
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tbsp vegan butter
  • Generous pinch of salt and pepper , to taste


  • Add the cauliflower to a large pot with a steamer basket. Add 2" of water and cover. Turn to high and steam the cauliflower until tender, about 5 minutes.
    steaming cauliflower in a pot
  • While the cauliflower is steaming, saute the garlic in the oil over medium heat, until the garlic is fragrant and golden brown, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
    sauteeing garlic in a pan with olive oil
  • Transfer the steamed cauliflower (not with the water) into a food processor. Blender on high until smooth.
    making mashed cauliflower in the food processor
  • Add the garlic, and remaining ingredients and process again until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
    making vegan mashed cauliflower in a food processor
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!
    bowl of vegan mashed cauliflower with butter



Serving: 0.666cup | Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 437mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 67mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 1mg