Loaded Cauliflower Mash
Who doesn’t love loaded mashed potatoes! I know I do and so does the rest of my family. This loaded cauliflower mash is about as close to loaded mashed potatoes without the high carb potatoes, that I could find. It is a great easy side dish you can pair with a simple grilled steak, chicken or salmon. 
Servings Prep Time
6servings 5minutes
Cook Time
5minutes
Servings Prep Time
6servings 5minutes
Cook Time
5minutes
Ingredients
  • 2pounds cauliflowerriced or coarsely chopped
  • 2tablespoons bone broth
  • 1teaspoon Himalayan sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons buttercan sub with ghee or omit if dairy free
  • 6slices baconcooked and crumbled
  • 1/4cup cream cheeseuse Kite Hill cream cheese if dairy free
  • 1cup cheddar cheeseshredded, omit if dairy free and use 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/4cup green onionfinely chopped
Instructions
Instant Pot Directions
  1. Place two pounds of chopped cauliflower into your Instant Pot with 2 Tablespoons of bone broth and salt.
  2. Close the lid, make sure your valve is set to sealing
  3. Steam cauliflower about 15 minutes depending on how tender you like it.
  4. Drain well and use your immersion blender to puree the cauliflower.
  5. Add in the butter and cream cheese, pulse with immersion blender until mixed in
  6. Fold in cheddar, bacon and green onions ( I usually reserve a bit of the cheese, bacon and green onions to garnish the dish on top)
Stovetop Directions
  1. Fill a large pot with 1 cup of water and place steamer basket on top.
  2. Place two pounds of chopped cauliflower into the steamer basket and cover. Bring water to a boil and turn down heat to a simmer.
  3. Steam cauliflower about 15 minutes depending on how tender you like it.
  4. Drain well and use your immersion blender to puree the cauliflower.
  5. Add in the butter and cream cheese, pulse with immersion blender until mixed in
  6. Fold in cheddar, bacon and green onions ( I usually reserve a bit of the cheese, bacon and green onions to garnish the dish on top)
Recipe Notes

Meal Planning Tips

I like to make a double batch of this dish on my meal prep day. I make half of the mash loaded and the other half plain for more versatility.. I portion them out into individualized containers so that mealtime is easy peasy throughout the busy work week.