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A bowl of creamy cauliflower mash with keto pan gravy and fresh herbs as a garnish.

Creamy Cauliflower Mash with Keto Gravy

  • Author: Kyndra Holley
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


Note: If you aren't cooking an entire holiday spread and don't have pan juices from a roasted turkey, you could also use the juices from a roasted chicken. If you want to make the gravy without first making a protein, simply start with 3 tablespoons of melted butter, 2 cloves of minced garlic, and salt and pepper, to taste in place of the pan juices. You can also add herbs like sage, rosemary, and thyme for extra flavor.



For the creamy cauliflower mash:

  • 1 large head cauliflower, cored and cut into florets.
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 4.5 ounces cream cheese
  • sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Olive oil, for garnish (optional)
  • Fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)

For the keto gravy:


For the creamy cauliflower mash:

  1. Add the cauliflower florets and the chicken stock to a stock pot or dutch oven.
  2. Cook over medium high heat until the stock comes to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and let simmer until the cauliflower is fork tender, about 20 minutes. While the cauliflower is steaming, make the gravy.
  3. When the cauliflower is soft, drain the stock from the pan and leave the cauliflower in the hot pot (with the burner off) for a few minutes. This will help remove excess moisture from the cauliflower so that you don't end up with a soupy cauliflower mash.
  4. Add the cauliflower to a food processor, along with the cream cheese, salt, and pepper.
  5. Pulse until smooth and fluffy. Taste, and add additional salt and pepper, if desired.
  6. Garnish with a drizzle of olive oil and parsley, if using. 

For the keto gravy:

  1. Skim the fat off the pan juices, leaving a little for flavor. Strain the remaining pan juices from the Herbed Butter Roasted Turkey recipe and pour into a saucepan.
  2. In a separate bowl, add the chicken stock and then the xanthan gum and whisk until combined.
  3. Add the stock mixture to the saucepan and bring the gravy to a boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat to low and let simmer to thicken.
  4. Remove the gravy from heat and serve with Creamy Cauliflower Mash, Herbed Butter Roasted Turkey, and any of your other favorite low carb holiday dishes.


  • Gravy can be stored in a covered jar in the fridge for up to 1 week.
  • Cauliflower can be stored in a covered container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  • Net carbs per serving: 3.85g
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 72.5
  • Fat: 4.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.55g
  • Fiber: 2.6g
  • Protein: 4.1g