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Pesto Cauliflower Mash

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Servings 4


  • Stovetop


  • 1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 4 cups packed basil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons ghee (optional)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • Place a couple inches of water in a pot, and bring to a boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, place a steamer insert into the pan and add the cauliflower florets. Cover the pan and allow it to steam until the cauliflower is soft and easily pierced with a fork.
  • Drain the water out of the pot and add the cauliflower. Turn the stove back on to medium heat and allow any extra water to evaporate out of the pot. This is the key to a fluffy mash! Add the basil, garlic, ghee (if using) salt and pepper to the pot, and blend with an immersion blender until smooth. Adjust seasonings to taste.


Another option is to place the cauliflower in your food processor/blender and process/blend until smooth.
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