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5 from 2 votes

Instant Pot Cauliflower

This easy and quick recipe makes the most delicious, tender cauliflower ever
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pressure cooker, under 30 minutes, vegetables
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 36kcal
Author: Jenny Hurley
Cost: $1


  • Instant Pot or pressure cooker


  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup water


  • Rinse the cauliflower and cut off the florets from the base. Discard the base.
  • Use steamer basket in Instant Pot. Pour water and add cauliflower.
  • Close lid and set to "Sealing." Cook on high pressure for 0 minutes. When finished, quick release the steam. Remove the lid and remove the steamer basket.


  • Seasoning suggestions: Olive oil, fresh parsley, salt, or with a side of ranch.
  • How to make cauliflower mash: Throw your cooked cauliflower florets in a blender or food processor or make them with a potato masher. If you're using a food processor or blender, you can add seasonings like butter, lemon zest, sour cream, or whatever you like after blending the cauliflower florets. If mixing by hand, add your seasonings to your bowl of mashed cauliflower and stir.


Calories: 36kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 430mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin C: 69mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbs: 4g