Keto cauliflower mash with pancetta and sour cream

Keto cauliflower mash with pancetta and sour cream

Not your average cauliflower mash! This keto side dish by Megan Ellam is perfect for your elaborate holiday dinner or can accompany your weeknight grilled chicken. It's topped with sour cream, parmesan, pancetta, and chives for an extra fancy touch.

Keto cauliflower mash with pancetta and sour cream

Not your average cauliflower mash! This keto side dish by Megan Ellam is perfect for your elaborate holiday dinner or can accompany your weeknight grilled chicken. It's topped with sour cream, parmesan, pancetta, and chives for an extra fancy touch.
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. 110 g pancetta, chopped
  • 14 oz. 400 g cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp sour cream
  • ¼ cup (23 oz.) 60 ml (20 g) shredded Parmesan cheese
  • salt or ground white pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp fresh chives, chopped
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Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Cook the pancetta until crispy in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Transfer to a small bowl.
  2. While the pancetta is cooking, bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil, over high heat. Add the cauliflower and boil for 6-8 minutes until the florets are tender, yet retain a semi-firm texture. You can test this with a fork. Strain the cauliflower in a colander and discard the water.
  3. Mash the cauliflower, butter, and sour cream together until smooth. You can also use a food processor or an immersion blender.
  4. Season with white pepper and salt to taste. Fold through the parmesan, chives, and reserved crispy pancetta.

Tip

You can use thick-sliced smoked ham in place of pancetta if you wish.

Diet Doctor’s recipe team has slightly adjusted this recipe to follow our guidelines. You’ll find the original recipe at Megan Ellam's Mad Creations Hub.

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5 comments

  1. 4 comments removed
  2. Eva
    What does “fold through the parmesan and chives…” mean?
    Reply: #6
  3. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    What does “fold through the parmesan and chives…” mean?

    Hi, Eva! It basically means to gently combine a lighter ingredient with a heavier one. So, carefully mix the parmesan, chives, and pancetta into the cauli mash.

  4. Gwenn
    Is the butter used to fry the pancetta or is it added to the mash ? I assume that the rendered fat from the pancetta is also added to the mash.
  5. Karla
    I can not figure the serving size for this
    How much is 1 serving
    Reply: #9
  6. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I can not figure the serving size for this
    How much is 1 serving

    There's not a specific size for each serving, but if you make this recipe as written, it makes 4 servings. Therefore, 1 serving is 1/4 of the total dish.

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