|November 6, 2023

Bacon Mashed Cauliflower Recipe

By Bulletproof Staff
Reviewed for Scientific Accuracy

Bacon Mashed Cauliflower Recipe

Loaded mashed potatoes are a classic, whether you’re devouring a grass-fed steak or enjoying a holiday meal. Spuds just seem to go with everything.

What they don’t go with is a low-carb diet. One medium russet potato has a whopping 34.8 grams of carbohydrates with only 2.4 grams of fiber. Calculate how many go into a dish of mashed potatoes, and you’ll start to wonder if it really is the turkey at Thanksgiving that puts you in a food coma.

Thankfully, there’s an alternative to mashed potatoes. With extra flavor from smoky bacon, this Bacon Mashed Cauliflower recipe will either fool your family into thinking it’s real mashed potatoes, or they won’t care that it’s not the real thing because it’s so much better!

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Bacon Mashed Cauliflower Recipe

If you're following keto, chances are you miss your mashed potatoes. Fret not; our bacon mashed cauliflower recipe is the side you need!
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Prep3 minutes
Cook17 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
CourseSide Dishes & Soup
DietKeto, Low Carb, Paleo
Servings4 Servings


  • 1 head of cauliflower , large, cut into florets
  • 4 tbsp Grass-Fed Ghee or grass-fed unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp Brain Octane C8 MCT Oil
  • ½ tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • ½ pound pastured, preservative-free bacon , lightly cooked at medium-low (not crispy — keep those fats intact), diced
  • sea salt to taste


  • Steam the cauliflower until tender (about 15 minutes), drain
  • In a blender, blend ¾ of the cauliflower with all other ingredients
  • Stir in the bacon, pulse until chunky
  • For amazing flavor, add 1-2 tbsp of the bacon grease
  • Serve and enjoy!

Nutritional Information

  • Servings: 1
  • Calories: 537
  • Fat: 43.7 g
  • Protein: 25.2 g
  • Fiber: 5.3 g
  • Sugar: 5.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 12 g
  • Net Carbs: 7 g
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