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Whipped Cauliflower with Herbs & Butter

Ahhh, potatoes. Baked, mashed, whipped, sauteed, I love them- but I no longer eat them unless they’re of the orange or sweet potato variety. And while I’ve heard for years that you can in fact create a near potato substitute using the humble cauliflower, I didn’t believe it for a minute. I still don’t, but I did, however, find a way of creating whipped cauliflower using my Instant Pot (or any pressure cooker) that creates the fluffiest, yummiest cauliflower that ever did cauli. It’s also easy-peasy yum and potentially cheesy. Read on for the directions and tips.

Whipped Cauliflower with Herbs & Butter

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Serves: 4 Cooking Time: 7 minutes


  • 1 Large head of Cauliflower
  • 1 Cup or more of water
  • 4 or more pats of butter
  • 1/4 cup milk or soy milk
  • 1 Tbsp. of any type of shredded cheese or cheese substitute
  • Sea salt to taste
  • French or Italian herbs to taste
  • Sour cream or Greek yogurt or substitute



Cut the cauliflower into individual florets and rinse well.


Put into Instant Pot - directly in pot, or use steaming add in accessory


pour one cup of water with a pinch of salt over the cauliflower. Use more water if you like things really steamy soft!


Pressure cook for 7 minutes (or steam to your taste)


Allow to cool


Drain cauliflower


Use stick blender to create as creamy as possible a consistency. Break up pats of butter and allow them to melt into cauliflower. Add milk slowly until consistency is creamy. It will be more liquid than mashed potatoes but will have a similar mouth feel*


Add salt to taste


Sprinkle herbs on top or even a shake of cheese.Serve with sour cream, vegan cream or yogurt.


* Yeah. I went there

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