Cauliflower Puree (Paleo & Vegan)

This cauliflower puree recipe is one of my absolute favorite side dishes! It's creamy and delicious just like mashed potatoes. If you season it just right, the flavor is incredible.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Paleo, Vegan
Keyword Cauliflower puree, paleo side dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 78 kcal
Author Hannah Healy


  • 2 medium cauliflower
  • 1-1 1/2 cups bone broth or vegetable broth
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sage
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp butter ghee or olive oil


  1. First, wash the cauliflower heads and chop them into small pieces. Place the chopped cauliflower into a large pot and pour in 1 cup of the vegetable broth. The vegetable broth should come up just short of the top of the cauliflower, it shouldn't be covering the cauliflower. Add more if necessary. Turn on the heat to high.
  2. Add in the whole garlic cloves (they do not need to be chopped since they will be pureed later). Then add in the salt, pepper, spices and stir. Cover the pot with a lid and bring it to a boil.
  3. Once the cauliflower is boiling, stir it and turn the heat to medium-high (it should continue to boil gently).
  4. Let it cook for about 30 minutes or until the cauliflower is very soft and tender. You should be able to easily mash it with a fork. Turn the heat off.
  5. If you are using a hand blender you can immediately begin to puree the cauliflower until it is smooth, but be careful not to let it splash since it's hot. If you are using a blender to puree it, wait for it to cool, but first add the butter or ghee and allow it to melt in the pot (you can add olive oil after it cools if you want). Then, once it's cooled blend it until it becomes a smooth puree.
  6. If you used a hand blender, add the butter, ghee or olive oil after you've pureed it and then puree it once more to blend the oil.
  7. Once you're done blending it's ready to be eaten! Add more salt or pepper to taste if necessary and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Supplies Needed: Hand blender or regular blender

Nutrition Facts
Cauliflower Puree (Paleo & Vegan)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 78 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 291mg13%
Potassium 583mg17%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 60IU1%
Vitamin C 93.1mg113%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.