Back as promised with the recipe that sat along the Sundried Tomato Pesto Bacon Meatloaf Rounds.  I know, I know cauliflower mash….not something you would automatically think as something you have to run to the kitchen to make. But let me tell you…you will be surprised when you make these.  In the beginning I to was skeptical about cauliflower mash, but it’s now one of my favorite go to Paleo side dishes.  I’ve played around by adding a little of this and a little of that and most recently added a few carrots and it’s my new favorite way to have (and serve).  This would be perfect as a side dish for the upcoming Turkey festivities too!  It’s on my menu this year!

I’m going to keep this short and simple and get right down to the recipe.  And for those of you who are hesitant on cauliflower mash….don’t be…I promise you will be surprised just how delicious they are.  Enjoy!

Cauliflower Carrot Herb Mash

1 head of cauliflower, washed, and cut into florets

3 to 4 small to medium carrots, peeled and chopped

1 sweet onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, minced

1 tablespoon fresh thyme, minced

2 tablespoons olive oil

salt and pepper to taste


Place cauliflower and carrots in a steamer basket in a large soup pot, season with salt and pepper, and steam until soft (about 10 to 12 minutes, test with fork).

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in non-stick skillet on medium heat.

Saute onion, garlic, and herbs until onion is translucent.  Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.

Place steamed cauliflower and carrots into a food processor.  Add the sauteed onion, garlic, herbs, and 1 tablespoon olive oil.  Process until smooth.  Season with more salt and pepper if needed.

Garnish with additional fresh thyme or rosemary and serve.

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33 Responses to Cauliflower Carrot Herb Mash

  1. Katrina says:

    This sounds so healthy and tasty. I especially love the colour!

  2. Caitlyn says:

    Looks and sounds delicious! I just might make that on Thanksgiving!

  3. how long have you been doing the paleo thing now? have you noticed any positive results?

    I have only heard about paleo since following your blog but I have since read up on it a bit. I’m interested in trying it out. Do you recommend starting with the book – the paleo solution? i can i go about it just by adapting some recipes until i’ve got it down? what do you think?

    i’m going to try these out tonight – i just bought my cauliflower!

  4. Hannah says:

    This was great! I used three carrots and only one oversized cauliflower floret because that is what I had on hand. I was worried about the consistency, but left the skins on the carrots and didn’t let it completely soften it turned out fine.

    I paired this with the sweet and spicy salmon and it was-without intention-a great Paleo meal.

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  9. Rachel says:

    Made this for dinner tonight and it was AWESOME! So flavorful! I only had about a quarter of an onion but plan to use a whole onion as suggested next time for even more flavor. This will definitely make it into the veggie rotation :)

  10. MDelicious says:

    Yay! So happy you enjoyed the recipe! It’s one of my favorites! :)

  11. Donna says:

    This looks amazing as a truly versatile side to sooo many proteins!..I often use celery rave as a “white” lo-carb alternative to cauliflower..and I wonder if one might be able to use butternut squash as a lower glycemic index alternative to the cooked carrot?! Thanks for any enlightenment and for your bottomless treasure trove of culinary creativity for those of us perpetually in quest of Paleo inspiration!!…You have “saved” me on so many “No Clue About Tonight’s Menu” occasions..which arrive, sadly..quite often!!

  12. MDelicious says:

    Hi Donna!
    First, thanks for making my day with your wonderful words! Words like yours make what I do worth it. :)
    And it’s funny you would ask about Butternut Squash, I’ve been working on a butternut squash mash recipe and hope to post soon. Just trying to work out a few things with the recipe before posting. Stay tuned…

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  15. LP14 says:

    This is a fantastic recipe, thanks so much! I roasted the cauliflower and carrots to add some depth of flavor and threw some parsley in at the end to play off the heady rosemary and thyme. Made for Thanksgiving dinner and it was perfect. Will make many times again!

  16. Rose says:

    I make a dish similar to this which is one of my favorite dishes. It is made with carrots and turnips rather than cauliflower. But I love cauliflower mash also, so this looks delicious. I’ll try it tonite.

  17. Chelsie says:

    I have made this every few weeks because it is DELICIOUS! It is a lot more tasty then the traditional cauil mash, it also keeps well and is great side to add to any protein!

  18. Natalie Bland says:

    This was awesome, sis! You are one amazing cook!

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  20. Molly McD says:

    Just made this (added 1/2 banana bc my onion must not have been sweet enough) & it’s so delicious! Will make again for sure!

  21. Jennifer says:

    Looks GREAT!!! Can’t wait to try the mash! Is it creamy or do you think adding half an avocado would put it over creamy? I love adding avocado to everything. :)

  22. MDelicious says:

    Hi Jennifer,

    I think it’s pretty creamy that you wouldn’t need to add the avocado to the mash. I’ve never tried the mash with avocado though, sounds interesting. If you are lover of avocado though I say go for it. :)

  23. Ludovic says:


    Simple and delicious, thank you for your recipes!
    I also buy your ebook yesterday, full of good things to taste.

    Sorry, I do not speak English very well.

  24. Arica Guthrie says:

    I just tried this. Delicious and so full of flavor. A must try!.

  25. Debbie G says:

    I roasted all of the veggies, added some butter and coconut milk, threw in some herbs and mashed it all up in the food processor and we had a wonderful side dish! Thanks so much for the recipe.

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  27. Danielle says:

    So flavorful & easy!!!! What a perfect side for any meal!
    Thank you for another wonderful recipe!
    Will definitely be making this again.

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  30. Brenda says:

    This was very nice. Didn’t use thyme as 10yo son doesn’t like it, so used Tuscan seasoning. May try another different one next time. My husband and I really enjoyed this. Will definitely have again. Thanks.

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