Cauliflower Potato Garlic Sauce

Creamy Cauliflower Potato Sauce. Magical sauce as if mashed potatoes met cheese fondue! Made with potatoes, cauliflower, garlic, with heavy cream, and goat cheese in an instant pot. By Spice Cravings #cooking #food #recipe #recipes #foodphotography #foodblogger #yummy #delicious #foodie

This creamy cauliflower potato garlic sauce is simply magical. It’s like mashed potatoes met cheese fondue!  I steam the potatoes, cauliflower and garlic together, and add heated heavy cream, or half-and-half, with butter, tangy goat cheese, salt and pepper, and whisk it till I get a silky smooth sauce!  The addition of goat cheese adds a tanginess which cuts through the richness, and balances this sauce perfectly.  Parmesan cheese compliments the goat cheese and makes this sauce absolutely delicious.

Finally nailed it!

Years ago, at a middle eastern restaurant, I had a garlic sauce that was served with grilled chicken and lamb kebab. It was hands down, one of THE most delicious sauces I have ever had! Since then, I’ve been trying to imagine a mash-up between that garlic sauce and creamy garlic mashed potatoes. I also wanted to make this sauce lighter and healthier, so that I wouldn’t have to feel too guilty about loading up on carbs. So, I decided to do a half and half of potatoes and cauliflower. After a few ‘almost there’ attempts, I finally nailed it.

Creamy Cauliflower Potato Sauce. Magical sauce as if mashed potatoes met cheese fondue! Made with potatoes, cauliflower, garlic, with heavy cream, and goat cheese in an instant pot. By Spice Cravings #cooking #food #recipe #recipes #foodphotography #foodblogger #yummy #delicious #foodie

Customize it:

This cauliflower potato garlic sauce is very easy to customize. You can adjust the flavors to your liking by reducing or increasing the quantity of garlic, goat cheese and/or parmesan cheese in this sauce. You can reduce the whipping cream to get a thicker sauce, and serve it as a dip for bread sticks, sliced baguette or assorted veggies. It’s almost like a cheese fondue, only lighter and much healthier. Sometimes, I add sautéed mushrooms and chives to this sauce and serve it with steak.

Low Carb Variation:

To make a low carb variation of this sauce, skip the potatoes and double up on the cauliflower. Follow the recipe and adjust the flavors to your liking. With all the flavorful mix-ins going in this sauce, you won’t even miss the potatoes for a second. Plus, you can happily go for seconds, or thirds, like in my case:-)

Pairing Suggestions for Cauliflower Potato Garlic Sauce:

I love to serve this sauce with mediterranean or Indian spiced meats and veggies. One of my husband’s favorite combo is Grilled Lamb Chops and this creamy Cauliflower Potato Garlic Sauce. Other favorites in my home include Mediterranean spiced chickenIndian spiced chicken skewers, and Chicken Shawarma.

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How to make it:

Cauliflower Potato Garlic Sauce
Water in main pot
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Cauli, potato, garlic in steamer basket, Pressure cook
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Heat cream in microwave
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Add butter
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Add goat cheese
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Black pepper
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Salt to taste ( I add 1/2 tsp)
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Whisk well
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Transfer Cauliflower, potato, garlic to a bowl
Cauliflower Potato Garlic Sauce
Add hot cream mixture
Cauliflower Potato Garlic Sauce
Whisk till smooth
Cauliflower Potato Garlic Sauce
Add grated parmesan cheese and mix

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Creamy Cauliflower Potato Sauce. Magical sauce as if mashed potatoes met cheese fondue! Made with potatoes, cauliflower, garlic, with heavy cream, and goat cheese in an instant pot. By Spice Cravings #cooking #food #recipe #recipes #foodphotography #foodblogger #yummy #delicious #foodie
Cauliflower Potato Garlic Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

This cauliflower potato garlic sauce is simply magical.  It's like mashed potatoes met gravy!  The addition of goat cheese adds a tanginess, which cuts through the richness, and balances this sauce perfectly.  Pairs perfectly with lamb chops and chicken.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Greek, Sauce
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 141 kcal
Author: Spice Cravings
Ingredients
Steam together
  • 1/2 head of cauliflower florets only (about 2 cups)
  • 2 large gold potatoes quartered (about 1.5 cups)
  • 6 cloves garlic adjust to taste
Add after mashing potatoes, cauliflower and garlic mix
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream or half-n-half (adjust for desired consistency of sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1.5 tablespoon goat cheese room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper adjust to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt adjust to taste
Add after sauce is smooth and creamy
  • 2-3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Steam cauliflower, potatoes and garlic: If using the Instant Pot, turn it on. Pour 1 cup water in the main pot.  Place rinsed and drained cauliflower florets, peeled and quartered potatoes and peeled garlic cloves in a Steamer basket or an oven safe bowl.  Close lid.  Vent set to sealing.  Pressure cook on 'Manual' or 'Pressure Cook' for 8 minutes, high pressure.  If using the microwave, Add everything in a microwave safe bowl, add 1/4 cup water and steam on Potato setting.

  2. Transfer to a bowl: Turn off Instant Pot, manually release pressure by gently turning the pressure knob from 'Sealing' to 'Venting' position.  Open lid after the pin drops.  Remove the basket and transfer cauliflower, potatoes and garlic to a large mixing bowl.

  3. Put it together: In a microwave safe cup, heat heavy cream for 2 minutes.  Add butter, goat cheese, salt and pepper and whisk it well, till you see no lumps.  Pour over the cauliflower, potatoes and garlic.  Using a fork or a wooden spoon, mash till you get a creamy consistency.  Add grated parmesan cheese and whisk till incorporated.

Recipe Notes

If you are new to the Instant Pot, please read my FAQ on Instant Pot Terminology and Accessories to learn more.

 

Note: The nutrition facts below are my estimates.  If you are following any diet plan, I recommend cross-checking with your preferred nutrition calculator.

Nutrition Facts
Cauliflower Potato Garlic Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 141 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 248mg 10%
Potassium 287mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin C 14.2%
Calcium 6.1%
Iron 11.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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