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Slow Cooker Mashed Ranch Cauliflower

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  • Author: Karen Petersen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


The yummiest cauliflower you’ll ever eat! Cauliflower is cooked until soft and then mashed with butter and dry ranch dressing mix. An easy 3-ingredient recipe with lots of flavor. My only regret was that we didn’t have enough.  


  • 2 cups water or chicken broth
  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 3 Tbsp dry ranch dressing mix
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • Optional: 2 Tbsp milk or cream


  1. Add water/broth into slow cooker. Cut the cauliflower into florets and add into the slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on HIGH for about 4 hours, or until cauliflower is very tender or LOW for about 6 hours.
  3. Remove lid and drain off all water (I placed mine in a colander). 
  4. Place cauliflower back into the crock. Stir in the butter and ranch dressing mix. Use a potato masher* to mash the cauliflower. I chose to leave mine a little chunky because I like the texture. You can also puree the cauliflower in a food processor or a blender. If you want the cauliflower a little creamier stir in the milk or cream.
  5. Serve and enjoy!
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Slow Cooker


  • Serving Size: 1/4 of the recipe
  • Calories: 156
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Sodium: 201 mg
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Carbohydrates: 12 g
  • Protein: 4 g