Sour Cream and Cheddar Cauliflower Mash

Ok this one is absolutely decadent. Cauliflower mash is already wonderful as it is, but cheesy and creamy cauliflower mash like this is mind-blowingly good. Most people are really surprised when they have cauliflower mash because there isn’t the weird and slightly pungent smell of fresh cauliflower. I happen to think it is better than regular potato mash – there is a kind of silky goodness about cauliflower mash with slightly sweet overtones. 

I actually had a dinner for more than 20 people and doubled this recipe. There were some leftovers but I happily turned the left-over roast beef, turkey gravy and cauliflower mash into a meat and mash pie the day after. Another score!

The day-after beef and cauliflower mash pie

Sour Cream and Cheddar Cauliflower Mash

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: Easy
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  • 1 whole head of cauliflower (large), cut into florets
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper 
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp chopped chives


  1. Steam the cauliflower for 20 minutes
  2. Preheat the oven at 180 deg C.
  3. Mash the cauliflower in a blender, adding the butter, salt, pepper, sour cream and cheese.
  4. Place the mash in a casserole dish.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes. Serve warm with a sprinkling of chopped chives on top.


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