Pressure Cooker Healthy Mashed Potatoes

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Rated 5.0 based on 6 customer reviews


  • 1½ pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 (1½ pound) head cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black 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!

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 127 calories; 4g fat; 20.6g carbohydrates; 4g protein; 9mg cholesterol; 276mg sodium.

Full nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Serving Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 127 Calories from Fat 32
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.9g
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 276mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 20.6g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Sugars 1.8g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 40%
Calcium 5% Iron 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4


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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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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!

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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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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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Rosy Aguirre says:

This is so creamy and healthy. My daughters don’t like cauliflower but they love mash potatoes. When I did this recipe last week my family love it, they couldn’t taste the cauliflower at all.