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You won’t believe how easy it is to make Instant Pot Mashed Cauliflower! This Whole30 and Keto friendly side dish comes together in a snap with entire cauliflower and almost no prep work at all, and it’s wonderful with chicken, beef, and so much more!
This easy Instant Pot Mashed Cauliflower recipe is one of my go-to side dish on busy weeknights. Why? It’s super easy and just so darn good.
In this recipe, you add the whole cauliflower head to the Instant Pot (or pressure cooker) with just a few other simple ingredients, and voilà! Done in a jiffy.
Last, you use an immersion blender or potato masher to blend everything together, and you’ve got yourself a delicious and Whole30 or Keto friendly side dish.
Maybe best of all, mashed cauliflower goes with just about everything! I make it with my Keto friendly Mississippi Pot Roast recipe, but honestly, mashed cauliflower is way more versatile than you’d think…
For now, I just hope you give this recipe a shot. It’s one of my most requested recipes from the loyal patrons at my restaurant (my kids and kitchen, respectively), and I hope you enjoy it too!
Instant Pot Mashed Cauliflower
- 1 head cauliflower large stem removed
- 1 cup vegetable or chicken stock
- 2 Tablespoon butter for Keto substitute ghee if following Paleo/Whole30
- 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
- 1-2 cloves garlic optional
Use a sharp knife to carefully cut away the thickest part of the stem and peel off the outer leaves. Wash the cauliflower.
Pour the stock and set the cauliflower inside the Instant Pot. Season with salt and pepper and add the butter and garlic, if using. Secure the lid and turn to High Pressure for 7 minutes.
Carefully turn the steam unbolt valve to allow for a Quick Release (manually release the steam).
Use a potato masher or immersion blender to blend well. Alternately, you can transfer the cauliflower mash to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Note: Cauliflower won’t get gummy the way potatoes do with over blending, so feel free to blend away until it’s exactly as smooth as you like it!
To reheat: Stir the mashed cauliflower, then heat in the microwave for 3-4 minutes on high.
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