Almost Mashed Potatoes


Serving Size:
1/2 cup

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Lower Protein
  • Vegetarian


  • 6 cups cauliflower 
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 


  1. Cut the cauliflower into pieces and rinse with water.
  2. Place the cauliflower pieces in a microwave safe dish, cover and cook on high for 8 to 10 minutes or until soft.
  3. Drain off moisture from the cooked cauliflower.
  4. Carefully place the hot cauliflower in a blender and blend until smooth.
  5. Add the cream cheese, garlic and pepper. Blend to combine ingredients.
  6. Remove mixture from the blender and serve hot.

Helpful hints

  • One medium head cauliflower yields 6 cups.
  • Garlic powder may be substituted for the minced garlic.
  • Since cauliflower is bland like potatoes, this recipe tastes similar to mashed potatoes. The potassium content is 100 mg lower per serving.
  • To reduce fat content, use light cream cheese. Protein, sodium, potassium and phosphorus content will be slightly higher.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 94

Protein 3 g

Carbohydrates 6 g

Fat 7 g

Cholesterol 19 mg

Sodium 76 mg

Potassium 198 mg

Phosphorus 54 mg

Calcium 22 mg

Fiber 3.4 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 1-1/2 fat

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