The Evolved Foodie™

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.


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