Pressure Cooker Healthy Mashed Potatoes

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Rated 5.0 based on 5 customer reviews


  • 1½ pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 (1½ pound) head cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups water
  • ¼ cup low-fat sour cream
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives


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  1. Combine potatoes, cauliflower, garlic, salt, pepper, and water in the pressure cooker pot.
  2. Lock pressure cooker lid in place and set steam vent to Sealing.
  3. Select Pressure Cook (Manual) and cook for 4 minutes on High pressure.
  4. Once the cooking cycle has completed, set steam vent to Venting to quick-release pressure.
  5. Drain cauliflower and potatoes and return to pot; add sour cream, Parmesan cheese, and butter. Mash with a potato masher to desired consistency.
  6. Mix 1 tablespoon chives into the mashed potatoes; transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with remaining chives.
Mealthy tip:

Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable that has recently been touted as a "superfood" because of its healthy attributes. The white color is like a blank slate in recipes like this, and allows it to be incorporated seamlessly!


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Leah M says:

I used russet potatoes with the cauliflower and got the same, delicious results. This was super easy, creamy, and delicious!

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Stephanie D says:

Easily my favorite mashed potatoes recipe! Yes, it still has cream, butter, and cheese, but it's significantly reduced and the cauliflower provides low carb, low fat nutrition. What's really a plus, though, is how quickly it's made in a pressure cooker! Love it! I wouldn't change a thing.

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Caro Hodgin says:

YES! This could not be better. No one knew they weren't normal fattening mashed potatoes!

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Laura Griffin says:

I am cauliflower crazy, so of course I had to make this dish. No one would guess that these are made with a secret, healthy ingredient! I love the garlicky favors, it was so delicious. Homemade mashed potatoes are the best, and this healthier version is my absolute new favorite.

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Jessica Scott says:

This is the best mashed cauliflower and potato recipe! What I love most is how perfect the texture and consistency are. The sour cream gives it great flavor as well, and the low-fat option is lighter with fewer calories. I made this dish the other day with some beef and vegetables, and the kids absolutely loved it. This is definitely a winner!