We’re giving a whole new meaning to ‘Monday Mashup’ by taking a healthier (kinda) approach to mashed potatoes with this Parmesan Bacon Cauliflower Mash!

Parmesan Bacon Cauliflower Mash


  • 1 large head of cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp bacon fat
  • 1 lb bacon
  • 4 tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tbsp salted butter
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


Remove any leaves and cut cauliflower into florets. Place your steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add cauliflower, cover, and steam until tender, about 10 minutes or until fork tender. If you don’t have a steamer insert you can boil to cauliflower until tender.  Cook one lb of bacon until crispy and reserve the bacon fat. Remove from heat and drain if necessary. Transfer half the cauliflower to a food processor; in batches, cover and blend on high until you reach the desired consistency.  This is all about personal preference- we like a little texture in our mash so we don’t blend until entirely smooth. Add bacon fat, butter, Parmesan, black pepper, and salt to taste.   Stir until combined. Top with additional Parmesan and crumbled bacon. Enjoy!


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 2871kcal Calories from fat 2317
% Daily Value
Total Fat 257g 395%
Saturated Fat 103g 515%
Transfat 2g
Cholesterol 454mg 151%
Sodium 4349mg 181%
Carbohydrate 52g 17%
Dietary Fiber 18g 72%
Sugars 21g
Protein 94g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g