Using very little liquid, your electric pressure cooker can whip up creamy mashed cauliflower in next to no time. Feel free to add additional Parmesan or any other shredded cheese you like. For a vegan version, use oil in place of butter, skip the cheese entirely, and stir in some nutritional yeast or ground chipotle at the end for additional flavor.


Recipe Summary

5 mins
15 mins
8 mins
28 mins
2 servings


Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Melt butter in the pot and add garlic. Stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add cauliflower; stir until cauliflower is coated in butter and starting to become tender, about 5 minutes. Add broth. Close and lock the lid. Choose high pressure and set timer for 5 minutes. Allow time for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions for about 3 minutes. Release remaining pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Mash cauliflower using a potato masher or stick blender. Stir in Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

258 calories; protein 12.6g 25% DV; carbohydrates 24.3g 8% DV; fat 14.9g 23% DV; cholesterol 39.3mg 13% DV; sodium 496.2mg 20% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 3 stars
Made this exactly as written and it turned out extremely watery. I'd say to just leave out the broth but it really needs that for flavor. My suggestion is to steam the cauliflower in the microwave a few minutes first to get rid of some of the excess moisture. I added more parm and stuck it under the broiler to try and revive it but it was still just way too watery. It has potential but as written did not work for me. Sorry. Read More