Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes – Instant Pot Recipe

Garlic Smashed Cauliflower

An Instant Pot recipe for mashed cauliflower! This recipe is low carb and so easy to make.


  • 1 head of cauliflower, leaves and stems removed, chopped
  • 12 garlic cloves. Or Dorot frozen garlic cubes
  • 1.5 cups of chicken stock or vegetable stock, divided
  • 1/2 cup of cheese (for WW recipe, see notes)


  • Set up your Instant Pot Steam with a steamer insert; pour in a cup of chicken stock and 1-2 garlic cloves or Dorot garlic cubes
  • Using the “steam” setting, cook the cauliflower in an Instant Pot for 3 minutes and do a quick release
  • Save the liquid!
  • Transfer the cauliflower into a food processor and pulse the cauliflower a little to loosen it up. Then add a 1/2 cup of your choice of cheese – Parmesan or Cheddar both work great here – and pulse to combine.
  • Serve with a little more cheese on top.
  • Optional: add butter or GHEE or a dash of almond milk or cream and pop under the broiler for 3 minutes to get a browned topping.


1 Weight Watchers Points when calculated with 1/2 cup of Natural fat free shredded cheese

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