Cheesy Instant Pot Cauliflower
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5 from 4 votes

Cheesy Instant Pot Cauliflower

This cheesy Instant Pot cauliflower is a great low carb macaroni and cheese style side dish everyone in your family will love, and want you to make again. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cauliflower, cheese, cheesy, instant pot, pressure cooker, vegetables
Servings: 5
Calories: 369kcal
Author: The Typical Mom


  • 1 head cauliflower stem removed, cut into med. size pieces
  • 1 c heavy whipping cream
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 1.5 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1.5-2 c cheese sharp cheddar or a mix of white cheddar and sharp
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • salt to taste


  • Put vegetable steamer basket into your Instant Pot and add 1.5 c water too.
  • Put med. size pcs. of cauliflower into steamer basket and close lid, and steam valve.
  • Set to pressure high for 1 min. Do a quick release and remove basket with cooked cauliflower, set aside. Drain water out of pot.
  • Turn pot off, then push saute button.
  • Add heavy cream, cream cheese, dijon mustard, garlic salt and stir until it starts to slowly bubble and cream cheese clumps are now smooth.
  • Add 1.5 c. shredded cheese and stir until melted, then dump cooked cauliflower into the pot and turn your pot off.
  • Gently mix together so sauce is coating all pieces, empty into a bowl to serve so it doesn't continue to cook in your pot and get too soft.
  • Enjoy topped with some shredded cheese or as is, add a dash of salt if desired.


Serving: 3oz | Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 549mg | Potassium: 428mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1190IU | Vitamin C: 55.7mg | Calcium: 312mg | Iron: 0.8mg