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Smoked Gouda and Bacon Cauliflower Mash with title written on chalkboard

Smoked Gouda and Bacon Cauliflower Mash

  • Author: Caitlin
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Microwaved, Processed
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Low Calorie


This rich, creamy, thick side dish has pops of bacony goodness and is so flavorful you'll forget they aren't mashed potatoes! Only 219 calories per serving!


  • 1 head of cauliflower (I used a small one, but any size would work fine)
  • 3 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 4 slices cooked bacon, cut into small pieces
  • 1/3 C shredded gouda cheese
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Cut 1 head of cauliflower into small florets and place into a large microwaveable bowl.
  2. Add in 3 Tbsp heavy cream, 2 Tbsp butter, and 1/4 tsp garlic powder. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Microwave for 20 minutes.
  4. Once tender, pour cauliflower mixture into a food processor.
  5. Add in 4 slices of cooked, chopped bacon and 1/3 C shredded gouda cheese. Blend until desired consistency.
  6. Serve and enjoy!!


See post notes for tips on how to choose and store cauilflower!

Keywords: low calorie side dish, cauliflower mash, make-ahead side, healthy holiday side, easy weeknight dinner

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