Published Feb 21st
Prep 15m Cook 20m Additional 5m Ready In 40m
Servings 4 servings Calories 398.5

You will never miss eating mashed potatoes again now that you can have this deliciously creamy, bacon-cheese- flavored mashed cauliflower instead!

Recipe Ingredients

  • ½ pound bacon, diced
  • 1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil
  • ½ tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • sea salt to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, 5 to 10 minutes. Drain on paper towels, reserving grease in the skillet.
  2. 2 Place cauliflower in a metal or silicone steamer basket inside a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®). Add 1 cup water to the pot. Close and lock the lid. Select Steam function; set timer for 4 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.
  3. 3 Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.
  4. 4 Drain cauliflower and transfer to a deep bowl. Add Parmesan cheese, butter, MCT oil, vinegar, and salt. Mix with an immersion blender until smooth. Stir in diced bacon. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of the reserved bacon grease.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 398.5
  • Carbohydrate 12.2 g
  • Cholesterol 68.5 mg
  • Fat 32.2 g
  • Fiber 5.3 g
  • Protein 18.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 19.8 g
  • Sodium 877.8 mg
  • Sugar 5.2 g


  1. Sooooo addicting! Not a big potato fan, so we decided to give this a try instead. We will NEVER go back to potatoes! Absolutely LOVE it!
  2. I followed the recipe 100%, used exactly the the specified ingredients (all of which I had in the pantry). The only difference was I did the cauliflower in the microwave. It worked really well. My wife gave me big praise on this one.
  3. Absolutely amazing! Served with beef tips and gravy = phenomenal! I actually think I enjoy it more than mashed potatoes. Thank you!!
  4. Made it using frozen cauliflower rice and it came out perfect. Very yummy and definitely will be making it again.
  5. It was quick and very tasteful, recomend
  6. This recipe is DELICIOUS and super easy to make! The only thing I didn't use was the MCT Oil.. I didn't want to chance not being able to sleep from the energy! I'll definitely be making this again
  7. This was SOOOOO delicious that I did not miss the potatoes! Wow. I made it exactly as the recipe stated, but without a pressure cooker (just steamed the cauliflower on the stove top in a pot until soft) and without the added fats.

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