Instant Pot Low-Carb Loaded Cauliflower Mash (Video)
Instant Pot Low-Carb Loaded Cauliflower Mash is a quick and delicious low-carb side dish that everyone will love. And you can adjust the loaded toppings any way you prefer for this cauliflower mash! Check out Pressure Cooker Recipes for more ideas like this one!
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Instant Pot (or Stovetop) Low-Carb Loaded Cauliflower Mash!
My recipe for Instant Pot Low-Carb Loaded Cauliflower Soup is easily the most popular Instant Pot recipe on the blog. But soon it’s going to be warm weather so today I’m reminding you about this Instant Pot Low-Carb Loaded Cauliflower Mash that’s 100% delicious as a low-carb or Keto side dish any time of year. And this reheats beautifully too, so it’s a perfect recipe for Weekend Food Prep as well!
Back when I had to take a lunch to school every day, I would have loved having this tasty cauliflower mash in the fridge to take for lunch! I love this cauliflower mash with plenty of bacon, but you can make a tasty vegetarian version by subbing the chicken stock for vegetable stock and skipping the bacon if you prefer. And experiment with different types of cheese too if you’d like!
And just in case you have not yet joined The Church of Instant Pot, I want to make it perfectly clear that you can also make this delicious Low-Carb Loaded Cauliflower Mash in a pan on the stove using the instructions from Pureed Cauliflower with Garlic, Parmesan, and Goat Cheese, and the results will be just as good! So take your choice on the method, but if you like the idea of mashed cauliflower with butter, sharp cheddar, cream cheese, bacon, and green onion, I hope you’ll give this a try!
How to Make Instant Pot Low-Carb Loaded Cauliflower Mash:
(Scroll down for complete printable recipe with nutritional information.)
- You need 2 pounds of chopped cauliflower and this is the perfect time to use one of those 2 lb. bags from Costco! Chop the cauliflower into same-size pieces.
- Use a steamer basket (affiliate link) with 1 cup of chicken stock or water in the Instant Pot and the chopped cauliflower on top of the basket.
- Cook on MANUAL, HIGH PRESSURE, 2 minutes, let it natural release for 1 minute, and then quick release. Keep the Instant Pot on KEEP WARM setting.
- While the cauliflower cooks, cook the bacon, slice green onions, and prepare the cubed cream cheese and grated cheese.
- Drain the cauliflower into a colander placed in the sink and let it drain well. Then put back into the Instant Pot with the butter and use an Immersion Blender (affiliate link) to puree to your desired consistency. (Be careful not to scratch the Instant Pot inner pot.)
- When the cauliflower is as mashed or pureed as you prefer, add the cream cheese and 1 cup grated sharp cheddar and stir into the cauliflower until it’s mostly melted.
- Then add the 6 slices bacon (cooked and crumbled) and 1/4 cup green onions, and stir into the cauliflower.
- Season to taste with salt and fresh-ground black pepper, top with a little more cheese, bacon, and green onions, and serve.
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Weekend Food Prep:
This recipe has been added to a new category called Weekend Food Prep to help you find recipes you can prep or cook on the weekend and eat during the week!
Two pounds is about 9 cups chopped cauliflower. TO COOK IN A PAN ON TOP OF THE STOVE: Follow the cauliflower cooking instructions for The BEST Pureed Cauliflower with Garlic, Parmesan, and Goat Cheese to make this in a pan on the stovetop. This recipe created by Kalyn and inspired by Instant Pot Low-Carb Loaded Cauliflower Soup.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 156Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 317mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 7g
Two pounds is about 9 cups chopped cauliflower.
TO COOK IN A PAN ON TOP OF THE STOVE: Follow the cauliflower cooking instructions for The BEST Pureed Cauliflower with Garlic, Parmesan, and Goat Cheese to make this in a pan on the stovetop.
This recipe created by Kalyn and inspired by Instant Pot Low-Carb Loaded Cauliflower Soup.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Everything used here is a low-carb or low-glycemic ingredient and this recipe should be approved for low-carb or low-glycemic eating plans. If you’re strictly following the South Beach Diet, this recipe might be too high in fat, although you could use low-fat cheese and cream cheese and go easy on the butter and bacon to make a version that might be okay for an occasional treat on South Beach.
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