This Chive Horseradish Keto Cauliflower Mash is the last potato substitution recipe you will ever need. Rich, flavorful, and utterly delicious!
This Chive Horseradish Keto Cauliflower mash is one of my all-time favorite low carb side dishes. However, even after living a low carb lifestyle for so long, I still miss potatoes almost daily. Mashed potatoes are hard to replicate because they are just so perfect as they are, but I feel like this recipe does a pretty good job of curbing even the strongest potato craving.
This keto cauliflower mash pairs perfectly with just about any protein, and it is so easy to adapt to your own tastes. Not a fan of horseradish? Leave it out. Want to make it cheesier? Add more of your favorite type of cheese. Looking for a dairy free keto variation? Simply omit the cheese, and try using this butter flavored coconut oil instead of the butter and subbing in some of your favorite dairy free milk alternative instead of the sour cream.
To perfect this Chive Horseradish Keto Cauliflower Mash Recipe, it is imperative that you do not skip the step of placing the cauliflower back in the hot pot to help absorb the excess moisture. This is what keeps it from turning to cauliflower soup, and from watering down the flavor entirely. For a rich, creamy, mashed potato like experience, you want the cauliflower to be as dry as possible. I make this same suggestion on most of the keto cauliflower recipes here on my site - especially this Keto Caramelized Onion and Prosciutto Cauliflower Mash.
Alternately, you can roast the cauliflower in the oven like I did in this Keto Herbed Goat Cheese Cauliflower Mash. Both techniques with produce a wonderful cauliflower mash that will have you saying "Who needs potatoes anyway?"