Looking to lighten up your sides? Try this Instant Pot Mashed Cauliflower seasoned with broth and garlic for a tasty lower carb option.
Cauliflower really is a magical vegetable. It can replace pizza crust, chicken nuggets/wings, rice, pasta, and potatoes. The first time I had mashed cauliflower was over a decade ago and it was quite watery – not the most appealing substitute for potatoes. But this Instant Pot version results in a thicker consistency more closely related to mashed (whipped) potatoes.
To make this, you steam the florets in broth, chicken or vegetable depending on your preference, along with garlic. Once cooked, make sure you drain all the liquid (I know it seems like a waste so if you wan to save it for soup be my guest) and then blend the garlic and cauliflower together. After that you simply add a little sour cream, butter, and salt and pepper to taste.
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- Set instant pot to sauté and add olive oil. Add garlic and cook until golden brown on all sides, about 2 minutes. Add broth and cook 1 minute.
- Turn off sauté mode, and the steamer basket inside and put the cauliflower in the basket. Close the lid and set the valve to sealing. Set to cook on high pressure for 3 minutes.
- When complete, use the quick release function to release the pressure. then open half way and let stand another 3 minutes.
- Drain all of the liquid and transfer the cauliflower and garlic to a food processor or blender. Add butter, sour cream, salt, and pepper and pulse until blended and creamy. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed.
- Transfer to a mixing bowl or serving dish and serve immediately.
Source: Adapted slightly from Diethood.