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I love cooking in the Instant Pot and it’s a great way to prepare mashed cauliflower. I didn’t realize how well this fits in place of mashed potatoes (especially when trying to eat low carb) but since making them, I’m converted. This Mashed Instant Pot Cauliflower is amazing with dill and garlic and you can sub whichever spices you choose as well!

Mashed Garlic and Dill Cauliflower
Mashed Garlic and Dill Cauliflower

How to Make Dill and Garlic Instant Pot Mashed Cauliflower

What You’ll Need for This Recipe

To prepare this recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Cauliflower (washed and trimmed)
  • Garlic (I recommend minced as it’s a time saver)
  • Dill (fresh is best)
  • Butter or Margarine (depending on your tastes)
  • Chicken broth
  • Instant Pot

Getting Started

The best part about the Instant Pot is how quickly it can cook a cauliflower for mashing. It’s literally just 4 minutes! You simply place the entire head of cauliflower into the Instant Pot (washed and trimmed of course). Pour the chicken broth over top of it and top with the butter, dill and garlic, close the lid and cook for 4 minutes on High Pressure. This will give you a nice soft cauliflower that you can mash and / or whip.

Put everything together as shown below into your Instant Pot and cook for the 4 minutes required.

When the cooking is finished, release the steam, remove the lid and mash or whip into your desired consistency. For this recipe, I used a hand mixer to whip them into a nice and creamy dill / garlic mash.

Mike’s Tips and Tricks for the Best Mashed Cauliflower

  1. This is best served with fresh dill and I recommend after whipping that you top with some fresh dill as well for additional flavor.
  2. Use minced garlic which you can buy at the grocery store to add some additional moisture and garlic oils which increases the flavor.
  3. Use a hand mixer to whip the cauliflower into a nice creamy mash.
  4. I recommend purchasing liquid broth for use in this recipe.

Once you are done, you’ll end up with something as delicious as this to feed your family. Trust me, you will quickly forget your potato cravings and this will soon become a staple in your diet. Heck, even our kids eat it without complaining (parenting win!).

Let me know how this works for you and if you’ve tried it, please share on Pinterest so others can enjoy it as well!

Happy low carbing,


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Garlic and Dill Mashed Instant Pot Cauliflower

This Mashed Instant Pot Cauliflower is amazing with dill and garlic and you can sub whichever spices you choose as well!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 mins
Total Time9 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot cauliflower
Servings: 4
Calories: 53kcal
Author: Mike Johnston


  • 1 whole head of cauliflower, washed and trimmed
  • 1/2 cup strong chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped dill
  • 1/2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp salted butter


  • Place the ingredients into the Instant Pot and cook on High Pressure for 4 minutes.
  • Release steam, remove lid and whip with hand blender.
  • Top with fresh dill and butter and serve.


Fresh dill is best!


Calories: 53kcal | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 158mg | Potassium: 23mg | Vitamin A: 3.5% | Vitamin C: 2.9% | Iron: 0.3%

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  1. Donna Connolly Reply

    Do you mean an immersion blender or a hand mixer (2 beaters)? Also, you forgot to mention chicken broth at the top of the post. Thx. Donna

    • Mike Johnston Reply

      I meant a hand mixer. I thought I mentioned that but sorry if unclear. Added broth to the top, thanks!

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