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This year, I’ve reserved a special line on my Things I’m Thankful For list just for our lovely cruciferous friend, cauliflower. I have learned to absolutely adore this veggie, particularly how beautifully it replaces traditional mashed potato recipes! Seasoned with garlic, rosemary, and the creamy goodness of natural yogurt, this is a nutritious side dish to be served with any meal. Cauliflower Mash makes a perfect compliment to your baby led weaning Thanksgiving dinner.

Cauliflower is packed with dietary benefits for adults and babies, alike. It’s low in fat and carbohydrates (more room for turkey stuffing, anyone?) and bursting with vitamins C, B, and K. Steaming your cauliflower helps to preserve nutrients, unlike boiled mashed potato recipes. What’s more, fresh rosemary is considered a digestive aid that may ease stomach discomfort, as well as regulate number-2 potties—always a plus with a weaning baby.


Every kiddo, from weaning to retiree, will love this just as much as other mashed potato recipes! It’s a fantastic, delicious way to add a portion of healthy veggies to everyone’s plate. It’s a simple addition to your meals to ensure your baby eats well every day.

For Thanksgiving’s sake, though, let’s try not to think of cauliflower as a healthy substitute for mash potato recipes—it’s just one more reason to be grateful for pumpkin pie. WIN!

Happy Holidays, Mommas!

Baby Led Feeding Low Carb Cauliflower Mash Recipe Images


This recipe is part of my Baby Food Series for Dunnes Stores. I have been so delighted to work with a client who truly believes in what I am trying to do here at Baby Led Feeding. We have so many amazing recipes coming your way over the next few months, along with lots of events, so keep your eyes peeled!

All of the ingredients in this Cauliflower and Garlic Mash with Rosemary are inexpensive and easily available. No crazy produce that you won’t know where to find, and it’s all available in-store.

If you want to see more baby led weaning side dishes, then you should check these out:

Low Carb Veggie Fries — How to Get Kids to Eat Vegetables

Peanut Butter and Sweet Potato Chocolate Mousse

Veggie Bread with Hummus

Cheese and Chive Stuffed Baby Potato Skins

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Aileen xoxox

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      • PREP TIME
      • 10 minutes
      • COOK TIME
      • 15 minutes
      • TOTAL TIME
      • 25 minutes
      • SERVES
      • 2 adults & 2 children

What goes in...

  • 3 cloves garlic (skin on)
  • 1 large head cauliflower
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme leaves only finely chopped
  • 1 sprig rosemary leaves only finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp natural yogurt
  • 2 tablespoon butter or rapeseed oil
  • Sprinkle black pepper

How to make it...

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180ºC/350ºF
  2. Place the garlic cloves onto a baking tray then roast for about 20 minutes until soft. Remove from the oven and cool.
  3. Cut the cauliflower into florets, then place into a steamer and steam for about 15-20 minutes until the cauliflower is soft.
  4. Remove from the pot and drain.
  5. Remove the garlic from the skins, then use the back of a spoon to puree. Add to a bowl along with all of the ingredients and using a masher, mash until the cauliflower becomes smooth like a mashed potato.
  6. Serve warm.