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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 14kcal
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


  • Add a steamer basket to the bottom on the Instant Pot.
  • Add one cup of water.
  • Remove the core from the cauliflower and roughly chop it or break it with your hands into individual florets.
  • Close the lid and set the valve to the Sealing position.
  • Cook on high pressure for 3 minutes. Do a quick release to release the pressure after the Instant Pot beeps.
  • 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.
  • Optional: Add desired add-ins toppings listed in the post.
  • Serve immediately with an additional drizzle of olive oil and freshly cracker pepper.
  • You can easily reheat the mashed cauliflower in the microwave.



Calories: 14kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 603mg | Potassium: 159mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 25.8mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.2mg