Did you know that you could make delicious mashed cauliflower in your Instant Pot? This post will share the steps on just how you can do just that and how amazingly simple the process is.
Instant Pot Cauliflower Mash
A few months ago I shared my Creamy Ham and Cauliflower Soup with you and it was one of the first recipes I created using my Instant Pot. Since getting my 5 QT Instant Pot for Christmas, I have used it every chance I get.
It really makes my dinner process a breeze throughout the week and I am excited to add this Instant Pot Cauliflower Mash recipe to my list of favorites.
I don’t try to hide the fact that sometimes I just don’t want to cook. Some may think that is crazy coming from someone who spends hours and hours creating recipes and posting them here, but it is true.
Don’t get me wrong, cooking is my happy place most days, and I love blogging about the recipes I create and feed my family, but there are days that I am exhausted from working my full-time job, and homeschooling and cooking are not so fun.
Oh and some days I am just plain lazy!
On those days, I don’t want to think about standing at the stove any longer than I have to! I like to find ways to save any time and steps I can while cooking dinner. No shame in that right?
This Instant Pot Cauliflower Mash recipe came to life on one of those exact days. I had worked an 8-hour split shift for my job and in the hours that I wasn’t working, I was writing out lessons plans for the next week and teaching my son his daily lessons.
So when it came around to dinner time I didn’t even want to cut up the cauliflower, much less stand over the stove and watch it as it boiled. Ever been there?
What’s You Need for this Recipe:
1 large cauliflower
1 cup of water
2 oz cream cheese
2 Tbsp of butter
1/4 cup of cream
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp onion powder
Seasoning to your tastes!
*Optional Toppings like green onions and shredded cheese
I just rinsed the large head of cauliflower, removed the tough stem and leaves, then placed the whole head in my Instant Pot. Yes, the whole thing went right into my pot on top of my little trivet that came in my Instant Pot!
I was serious when I said I was too tired to even cut it up, ha! So I just tossed that baby in the pot and prayed for the best. Thankfully I knew my family would eat it no matter how it turned out, but as you can see, it all worked out.
Once it cooked, I just added all the other ingredients into a bowl with the cooked cauliflower then mixed it up using a hand mixer and it was perfect and delicious. I actually got to sit and enjoy a hot tea while it cooked too. It was so nice!
I have not done it on the stovetop one time since this turned out and I don’t see myself going back to that method. Have you tried cauliflower in the Instant Pot, if so let me know how it turned out in the comments below!
If you love easy recipes like this and using your Instant Pot on busy nights then I recommend checking out this post from my friend, Emily, over at Resolution East on her Instant Pot Keto Recipes.
Creamy loaded cauliflower made in the Instant Pot. Loaded with flavor and done in a jiffy.
- 1 large head of fresh cauliflower
- 1 cup of water
- 2 ounces of cream cheese or laughing cow cheese
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- 1/3 cup of shredded cheese
- 1/4 cup of cream
- 1/8 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 1/8 teaspoon of onion powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- Remove the stem and leaves from the head of cauliflower and rinse well.
- Add the water to your Instant Pot and place the trivet on the bottom.
- Place the whole cauliflower head onto the trivet and place the lid on the pressure cooker.
- Next, press the manual setting and adjust the timer to 4 minutes.
- After the Instant Pot has finished the 4 minutes use the rapid release method to let the pressure escape.
- Place the cooked cauliflower into a large mixing bowl and add all the other ingredients.
- Lastly use a mixer to cream the cauliflower to your desired consistency and serve warm.
- Optional toppings: more shredded cheese, green onions, bacon crumbles
I am a southern girl through and through that loves to laugh, cook, read and spend time with family. My passions outside of home schooling my son are ministering to those in need and creating art in the kitchen! Every day is an adventure in our little house and I wouldn’t trade it or the chance to share here with you for anything!