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Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes Recipe in a blue bowl topped with chives. This Mashed Cauliflower Instant Pot recipe is epic! Made with sautéed garlic. Easy low carb side dish! Creamy and scrumptious gluten-free Instant Pot Cauliflower.
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Mashed Cauliflower Instant Pot Recipe

This Mashed Cauliflower Instant Pot Recipe is epic! Made with sautéed garlic. Easy low carb side dish! Creamy and scrumptious gluten-free Instant Pot Cauliflower. Quick and extremely tasty low carb cauliflower mash side dish that pairs great with protein.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 159kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cauliflower Head florets separated
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt or to taste
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sour cream optional
  • chives for garnish

Instructions

  • Separate the florets from the cauliflower head. Rinse and set aside. 
  • In the Instant Pot (IP), click on the saute setting. Adjust the time to 2 minutes. Add the oil and garlic. Cook until fragrant or lightly brown. 
  • Add the cauliflower and the water. Cover with lid and turn the valve to sealing. Manual cook on high for 5 minutes. 
  • Once done, quick release and open remove the lid. 
  • At this point, you may want to use an immersion blender, food processor, or a good quality blender to mash or puree the cauliflower.  I used a blender to complete this process. Season with salt and pepper and mash or puree until the desired consistency is reached. 
  • Optional: To make it extra creamy, feel free to add sour cream when blending. 

Notes

For Mashed Cauliflower Instant Pot Recipe / Frequently Asked Questions:

What kind of stock to use to make cauliflower puree? You can use beef, chicken, or vegetable. water is also great too as I have used to make this recipe. 
Can you use sour cream to make pressure cooker cauliflower mash? Yes. However, be mindful of the amount of liquid you add as you do not want the mash to be too thin. 
Can you eat leftover cauliflower mash? Yup! The cauliflower puree can last up to 3 days in the refrigerator. 

***The nutrition facts for this cauliflower mashed potatoes recipe does not include sour cream. Dietary measurements may vary based on the ingredients that are added.***

 

Nutrition

Serving: 4people | Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 518mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin C: 96.5mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1.1mg