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Instant Pot Loaded Cauliflower Mashed "Potatoes" {Low Carb, Keto}
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Instant Pot Loaded Cauliflower Mashed "Potatoes" {Low Carb, Keto}

Instant Pot Loaded Cauliflower Mashed "Potatoes"- I think you're going to LOVE this quick and easy side dish!   Cauliflower mashed "potatoes" mixed with butter, sour cream, ranch dressing spices and topped with cheddar cheese, bacon and chives. Only 152 calories and 3.5 g net carbs per serving. {Low-carb, Keto}
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 152kcal


  • 1 large head cauliflower cut into florets ( about 4 cups)
  • 1 small celery root also called celeriac, peeled and cut into ½ inch cubes
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • ¼ cup sour cream or cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 4- 6 slices bacon cooked and crumbled, divided
  • 2 Tbsp minced fresh chives divided
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • Optional: 1 Tbsp dry ranch dressing mix


  • Add a steamer basket to the bottom of the instant pot (silicone or metal). Add one cup of water to the instant pot. Add cauliflower florets and celery root into the steamer basket.
  • Close the lid and set the valve to sealing position. Using the MANUAL setting, cook for 3 minutes on high pressure. Do a quick release to release pressure and steam.
  • Remove steamer basket and cauliflower/celery root from pot. Drain remaining water from Instant Pot and return cauliflower/celery root back to the Instant Pot. Add butter and sour cream (and Ranch dressing mix if using) and use and Immersion blender to combine the ingredients ( If you do not have an immersion blender you can use a regular hand mixer or food processor to complete this step).
  • Add cheese, bacon and chives (reserves some bacon and chives for garnish). If necessary set Instant Pot to sauté on low if cauliflower mixture needs to be heated and/or cheese melted. Serve and garnish with reserved bacon and chives.
  • Optional Step- Transfer the cauliflower mixture to a baking dish (prior to garnishing) top with additional cheese and bake in a 375F oven uncovered for 5 minutes until cheese is melted and beginning to brown. Garnish with reserved bacon and chives.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.5g | Protein: 7.2g | Fat: 11.7g | Saturated Fat: 6.6g | Cholesterol: 32.8mg | Sodium: 262mg | Potassium: 310.6mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1.6g | Vitamin A: 305IU | Vitamin C: 43.9mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 0.6mg