This is a great favourite in the low carbing community. An excellent alternative to high-carb potatoes, it is rich and delicious with a wonderful taste and texture. Fauxtatoes is made with completely Induction-legal ingredients.


1 head cauliflower (preferably fresh, but you can use 1 package of frozen instead)
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1 tbsp butter or olive oil
2 tbsp sour cream
1-2 crushed garlic cloves or a pinch of garlic powder
Salt and ground black pepper to taste

Optional additions: 1-4 oz grated cheddar cheese, dried or fresh scallions, crumbled bacon bits - these can be included in the food processor or added on top. 1/4 cup of Ketatoes is a good addition if you are not on Induction. A handful of roasted garlic adds an extra dimension of flavour, but also some extra carbs.


Steam the cauliflower in a microwave or with a small amount of water until it is fork-tender. Boiling is not advisable because the cauliflower may retain too much liquid, but if you cannot easily steam it then be sure to drain the liquid thoroughly.

Combine all ingredients (including cheese if you want extra cheesy fauxtatoes) with a potato masher or in a food processor, pulsing until well blended.

You may serve as is, or spread in a shallow casserole dish and top with additional cheese, bacon bits, scallions, etc, and grill briefly under high heat until the cheese is appetizingly browned and bubbling.