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Cauliflower Puree
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5 from 4 votes

Creamy Cauliflower Puree Recipe

Make this Creamy Cauliflower Puree recipe with real mozzarella or your favorite non-dairy mozzarella-style cheese. Either way, it’s completely delicious.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked cauliflower, dairy free, gluten-free side dish, side dish recipes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 155kcal
Author: K.C. Cornwell


  • food processor


  • 1 head cauliflower cut into florets
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic
  • 2-3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2-3 tablespoon unsweetened coconut rice, almond or dairy milk
  • ½ cup shredded Mozzarella-style dairy-free cheese or Mozzarella
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh parsley + olive oil for topping optional


  • Steam the cauliflower with garlic until soft.
  • To steam cauliflower on the stove: place a steam basket or colander into a large saucepan. Add enough water to cover the bottom of the saucepan, and place florets and garlic in the steam basket over the water. Bring water to a boil, reduce heat to simmer. Cover and cook 7-9 minutes for soft cauliflower. Check for doneness by using a fork to make certain the florets are tender.
  • In a large bowl with a hand blender or in the workbowl of a food processor, pulse the still-warm cauliflower and garlic with 2 tablespoon each of the olive oil and milk until almost smooth.
  • Add the shredded mozzarella and salt & pepper to taste, and pulse until smooth.
  • Add a bit more oil or milk to adjust consistency if needed.



Recipe can be doubled. Heats up beautifully the next day!


Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 132mg | Potassium: 467mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 68IU | Vitamin C: 70mg | Calcium: 148mg | Iron: 1mg