Whole Grain Dijon Mustard Mashed Cauliflower

This Whole Grain Dijon Mustard Mashed Cauliflower is rich in flavor and creamy delicious. The Whole Grain Dijon Mustard gives it a flavorful power boost that will quickly become your favorite side dish!

You guysssss, I can’t keep it a secret any longer!  I was selected to participate in a campaign at the end of May that will give you (my loyal readers) a chance to win an exclusive trip to Dijon, France!

I’m so excited and honored to be selected by Honest Cooking and Maille to offer one of you a chance to win this amazing opportunity!

Whole Grain Dijon Mustard Mashed Cauliflower | Inspiration KitchenTo celebrate, I’ve been heads-down in the kitchen testing recipes that I can share in anticipation and honor of the event.  🙂

More details will come later (at the end of May – so be sure to stick around), but I could hardly contain my excitement and I wanted to share it ASAP so that you’ll be sure to visit and enter for a chance to win a trip for two and take an enjoyable, edible journey to Dijon, France. I almost wish I could enter myself…but, then I’d have nothing to offer you!

So, let’s get started with a new recipe that we’ve fallen head-over-heels in love with.  Mashed Cauliflower. Of course, this time with a flavorful, savory twist.  The secret is in the Whole Grain Dijon Mustard.

Whole Grain Dijon Mustard Mashed Cauliflower | Inspiration Kitchen

Mashed Cauliflower has been called everything from Mock Mashed Potatoes, to Pureed Cauliflower, to Whipped Cauliflower. No matter what you call them – they are here and here to stay.

Here’s just a few delicious variations of Mashed Cauliflower that’s loved by people who have tried it.

  1. Mock Garlic Mashed Potatoes (Cauliflower) by Food Network with a 5.0 rating by 413 reviewers
  2. Cauliflower Puree by Epicurious with a 4/4 forks rating and 98% would make it again
  3. Whipped Cauliflower Dijon by Food.com with a 5 star rating by 20 reviewers

Whole Grain Dijon Mustard Mashed Cauliflower | Inspiration KitchenWhether you make the cauliflower in its simplest form with a bit of butter and a dash of salt and pepper, or whether you switch it up with Whole Grain Dijon Mustard like I did, cauliflower is making news.

How can it not? It’s so versatile!

You can get all fancy with it and dress it up by adding any combination of the following: gruyere cheese, horseradish, garlic, parmesan, spinach, feta, ranch dressing – and the list goes on.

Whole Grain Dijon Mustard Mashed Cauliflower | Inspiration KitchenThe ever popular blog Pinch Of Yum even wrote a cookbook called The Creamy Cauliflower Sauce eCookbook.  If you want to get a copy, you can purchase it by clicking the 30 Creamy Cauliflower Recipes image below. Please know that this is an affiliate link and if you choose to purchase this ecookbook, I receive a small commission on the sale.

The Creamy Cauliflower Sauce eCookbook from Pinch of Yum

What we loved about this Whole Grain Dijon Mustard Mashed Cauliflower dish is that it goes well with all different proteins, such as pork tenderloin, sirloin steaks, chicken, roasts, etc. Try it! Cauliflower is an excellent canvas for other flavors. You won’t be disappointed.

I can hardly wait to show you what I paired it with at the end of May.  Hint, hint…it’s amazing and sssssooooo flavorful – you’ll love it!


Whole Grain Dijon Mustard Mashed Cauliflower
This Whole Grain Dijon Mustard Mashed Cauliflower recipe packs amazing flavor and is a healthy alternative to mashed potatoes.
Recipe type: Sides
  • 1 head cauliflower, washed, stem and leaves removed, and chopped into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain dijon mustard*
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon chicken bouillion powder (**optional - see note)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • *butter, optional*
  • *chives, optional*
  1. Place a large stock pot of water on the stove over high heat.
  2. Add cut cauliflower to water and heat to boiling. Turn down to medium-high and cook until cauliflower is tender (6-8 minutes, depending how big your cauliflower pieces are). Remove from heat and drain well.
  3. Add all ingredients (except the garnishes!) and using an immersion blender or food processor, puree until nearly smooth.
  4. Serve with butter and top with chives, if desired.
*Use a high quality whole grain dijon mustard for the best flavor. I used Maille Whole Grain Dijon Mustard.
**Omit chicken bouillion powder to make a vegetarian version of this dish.

Whole Grain Dijon Mustard Mashed Cauliflower

Recipe adapted from Mock Garlic Mashed Potatoes (Cauliflower) by Food Network


    • says

      I’ll keep my fingers crossed Dorothy! I’d love to win a chance too – so I know what you mean. Good luck! I’ll let you know when you can enter.

  1. says

    I LOVE my whole grain dijon — it’s the best stuff and takes things up so many notches! I can hardly believe that as much as I love cauliflower, I haven’t made mashed yet! I know I would absolutely love it, and need to try it soon. I love your version with the mustard, Kristi, and a chance to go to France sound AMAZING! Pinned. 🙂
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    • says

      Mustard is one of my favorite things – I just love it, and I love it in all forms. Whole grain, country mustard, dijon, flavored – you name it. I heart it like crazy talk! And I’d never had mashed cauliflower either Marcie, but I’ve had it several times since and we absolutely adored it – so I know you will love it too. Have a fabulous weekend my dear friend, and thank you for the pin. xoxo!

    • says

      YES…you need to try it Ashley – it just makes it a nice change. The mashed cauliflower on it’s own is awesome, but with the dijon, it definitely takes it up a notch. And girl…you better come back for a trip to France – I’m counting on it. Oh, and if you win… I want a FULL report – culinary excursions and all! xoxo

    • says

      Thank you Danielle! They are really good. I would not say they are a replacement for potatoes, but they are an option to mashed potatoes and bring their own special flavor. We loved them! Have a great weekend!

  2. says

    Yay, so fun! A trip to France would be amazing! Love this recipe too! ! I am a big fan of mashed cauliflower but have never tried adding dijon mustard, such a great idea! It sounds fantastic and I can’t wait to try it!

    • says

      I’m so glad you like it Kelly. And, I do hope you enter to win a trip to France. Because if you DO win, I want to hear ALL about the food you eat! 🙂 xoxo

    • says

      Really Jess? I am so jealous! I would love to go there, and I can imagine that it *is* quaint and fabulous. Just know I’m swooning over the fact you got to go!

    • says

      We love it Daniela – it’s just such a different take on mashed potatoes. But, it still has that cauliflower taste – so try it to see if your tastes have changed. 🙂

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