This Instant Pot Loaded Cauliflower Mash for the 21 Day Fix and the 2B Mindset is the perfect low carb comfort food topped with bacon, cheddar, and chives! This post contains affiliate links for products I’m obsessed with.
I did it.
I found a way to get my husband to eat Cauliflower Mash. And not only eat it. LOVE it.
How did I do this exactly? One word.
Oh – and some bubbly cheese, but I honestly suspect that it was mostly the bacon.
I have loved cauliflower mash for the last few years, but my husband has been it’s toughest critic. My solution to this up until now has been to mix mashed potatoes with mashed cauliflower like in my Healthy Shepherd‘s Pie…which, don’t get me wrong, we still adore.
But I’m always on a mission to save my yellows, so I decided it was time to try again, this time pulling out all the stops! And thanks to the Instant Pot, these Loaded Cauliflower Mash is seriously so quick and easy, too.
One of the best features of the Instant Pot is the sauté feature…and I loved being able to crisp up my bacon before steaming the cauliflower all in one pot!
After steaming my cauliflower for three minutes in the IP, I used my trusty Cuisinart Food Processor (a blender or immersion blender could also work) to whip these babies to creamy perfection.
Then, I scooped the cauliflower mash into a broil safe casserole dish and topped it with some freshly shredded cheddar and all those yummy bacon bits.
And boom! Into the broiler for just a few minutes for the finishing touch. Just be sure you use a broil safe pan…I usually go with my cast iron when in doubt.
Cauliflower is the freaking best, isn’t it? If you are looking for more cauliflower power, you have to check out these posts! Many of these are Instant Pot friendly, too!
Instant Pot Bacon and Beer Cheese Soup | The Foodie and the Fix (made with cauliflower and it’s to freaking die for!!!)Print
This Instant Pot Loaded Cauliflower Mash for the 21 Day Fix and the 2B Mindset is the perfect low carb comfort food topped with bacon, cheddar, and chives!
8 slices of turkey bacon, diced
1 head of cauliflower – roughly chopped or broken apart
2 T parm cheese
4 tsp butter
1/4 tsp salt
⅔ cup of cheddar
1 cup water or broth
Spray Instant Pot with cooking oil spray. Using the saute function on the IP, saute diced bacon until crispy. Remove and set aside.
Add 1 cup of water or broth to IP and set cauliflower in a steam basket or on your trivet. Lock lid and set to 3 minutes. Quick release after the cook time is through.
After cook time, place cauliflower in a food processor along with the butter, parmesan cheese and ¼ tsp of salt and pulse until creamy. **If you feel your cauliflower is water logged, you can wring it out in a cheese cloth before pulsing in the food processor.
Place cauliflower mash in a glass casserole dish and top with shredded cheddar and bacon. Broil until cheese is bubbly. Garnish with chives and enjoy!
21 Day Fix Containers: 1 green, ½ red, ½ blue
- Serving Size: 1/4 of baking dish
Keywords: Instant Pot, Low Carb, 21 Day Fix, Keto, 2B Mindset, Side Dish