Instant Pot® Ranch-Flavored Mashed Cauliflower


Flavorful, creamy mashed cauliflower made in the Instant Pot®. Low-carb mashed potato substitute.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into big chunks

  • 1 cup chicken broth

  • 3 ounces cream cheese

  • 3 tablespoons sour cream

  • 2 tablespoons salted butter, softened

  • 1 ½ tablespoons dry ranch dressing mix


  1. Place cauliflower on a trivet in a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®). Add chicken broth; close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 4 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  2. Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.

  3. While pressure is releasing, mix cream cheese, sour cream, butter, and ranch dressing mix together in a small bowl.

  4. Transfer cauliflower to a large bowl. Add cream cheese mixture and toss to combine. Puree with an immersion blender until smooth and creamy.

Cook's Note:

You can use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

195 Calories
16g Fat
10g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 195
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 627mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 67mg 334%
Calcium 63mg 5%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 491mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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