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Instant Pot Loaded Cauliflower Mash

  • Author: Nancylynn
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Low carb
  • Method: Instant Pot/Oven
  • Cuisine: American


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 Tbsp parm cheese
  • 4 tsp butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • fresh chives
  • ⅔ cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup water or broth


  1. Spray Instant Pot with cooking oil spray.  Using the saute function on the IP, saute diced bacon until crispy.  Remove and set aside.
  2. 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. 
  3. 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.
  4. 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!


Makes 4 servings

21 Day Fix: 1 GREEN, 1/2 RED, 1/2 BLUE, 1 TSP (per serving)

WW link for personal points: Loaded Cauliflower Mash


  • Serving Size: 1/4 of baking dish

Keywords: Instant Pot, Low Carb, 21 Day Fix, Keto, 2B Mindset, Side Dish