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Instant Pot Mashed Cauliflower

Instant Pot Mashed Cauliflower

Instant Pot Mashed Cauliflower is really easy to make, healthy and so delicious. Served with a drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper. Naturally low in calories and carbs.

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot Mashed Cauliflower
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
pressure time 10 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 14 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 1 large or 2 small cauliflower crowns
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Drizzle of olive oil


  1. Add a steamer basket to the bottom on the Instant Pot.
  2. Add one cup of water.
  3. Remove the core from the cauliflower and roughly chop it or break it with your hands into individual florets.
  4. Close the lid and set the valve to the Sealing position.
  5. Cook on high pressure for 3 minutes. Do a quick release to release the pressure after the Instant Pot beeps.
  6. Transfer the cauliflower to a food processor or to a large bowl and use a potato masher to mash it. Season it with salt and pepper and a drizzle of olive oil.
  7. Optional: Add desired add-ins toppings listed in the post.

  8. Serve immediately with an additional drizzle of olive oil and freshly cracker pepper.
  9. You can easily reheat the mashed cauliflower in the microwave.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Mashed Cauliflower
Amount Per Serving
Calories 14
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 603mg26%
Potassium 159mg5%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 25.8mg31%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.