Loaded Mashed Cauliflower


  • 1 medium head cauliflower
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan
  • 5 slices bacon
  • 2 scallions
  • Pour 1 cup of water in the pot, followed by steam rack.
  • Load cauliflower florets into a steamer basket and lower on to steam rack, then secure the lid, making sure the vent is closed.
  • Using the display panel select the MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK function*. Use the +/- keys and program the Instant Pot for 3 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, add Mash Mixture ingredients to a food processor or blender.
  • When cooking time is up, quick-release the pressure.
  • Carefully drain the cooking liquid and transfer cauliflower to the food processor or blender. Process to desired consistency and adjust seasonings as needed.
  • Transfer the cauliflower to a 7’ x 11” baking dish or shallow casserole.
  • Top with cheeses and cooked bacon pieces. Set under a broiler 5-7 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly until set. Sprinkle green onions over the top and serve.
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