Loaded Mashed Cauliflower
By :Chop Secrets
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Votes: 2
Rating: 4.5
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Course Side Dish
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Kid-Friendly, Side Dishes
Duration 15-30 min, 30-60 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Bacon, Butter, Cheese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
6 servings
Ingredients
Cauliflower:
  • 1 medium head cauliflower cut into florets
  • 1 cup Water
Mash Mixture:
  • 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
To Finish:
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan
  • 5 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 2 scallions green parts only, sliced
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Kid-Friendly, Side Dishes
Duration 15-30 min, 30-60 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Bacon, Butter, Cheese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
6 servings
Ingredients
Cauliflower:
  • 1 medium head cauliflower cut into florets
  • 1 cup Water
Mash Mixture:
  • 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
To Finish:
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan
  • 5 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 2 scallions green parts only, sliced
Votes: 2
Rating: 4.5
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Instructions
  1. Pour 1 cup of water in the pot, followed by steam rack.
  2. Load cauliflower florets into a steamer basket and lower on to steam rack, then secure the lid, making sure the vent is closed.
  3. Using the display panel select the MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK function*. Use the +/- keys and program the Instant Pot for 3 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, add Mash Mixture ingredients to a food processor or blender.
  5. When cooking time is up, quick-release the pressure.
  6. Carefully drain the cooking liquid and transfer cauliflower to the food processor or blender. Process to desired consistency and adjust seasonings as needed.
  7. Transfer the cauliflower to a 7’ x 11” baking dish or shallow casserole.
  8. Top with cheeses and cooked bacon pieces. Set under a broiler 5-7 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned.
  9. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly until set. Sprinkle green onions over the top and serve.
Recipe Notes

*The MANUAL and PRESSURE COOK buttons are interchangeable.

6 replies
  1. Mlenhoff
    Mlenhoff says:

    Way too liquidy and a strong taste of the mustard and chili powders. Probably needs less than even whats on the recipe.

  2. Trinity Davies
    Trinity Davies says:

    I cut all the herbs in half and glad I did (you can always add more later) but was still really disappointed in this recipe. DON’T put this in a blender as it only took seconds to turn this into a thick liquid – may as well be soup. Taste was ok but even with half the spices it still had tons of flavor so if I ever bother to try this again I would really cut the spices back even more. If I do try again I will maybe hand mash up the cauliflower? As a blender was a waste of time and effort and just makes soup in a matter of seconds (I have a vitamix). I ended up pouring down the sink and making mashed potatoes instead.

  3. Iamnirt
    Iamnirt says:

    I cut all the herbs in half and glad I did (you can always add more later) but was still really disappointed in this recipe. DON’T put this in a blender as it only took seconds to turn this into a thick liquid – may as well be soup. Taste was ok but even with half the spices it still had tons of flavor so if I ever bother to try this again I would really cut the spices back even more. If I do try again I will maybe hand mash up the cauliflower? As a blender was a waste of time and effort and just makes soup in a matter of seconds (I have a vitamix). I ended up pouring down the sink and making mashed potatoes instead.

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