Cauliflower Sweet Potato Mash (Instant Pot Recipe)
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This Instant Pot cauliflower sweet potato mash is the perfect side dish for almost any comfort food.
If you love comfort foods like meatloaf and other such dishes that require mashed potatoes as a side dish, then I’ve got a fabulous recipe for you today!
No longer do you have to have the same ol’, same ol’ mashed potatoes. These totally kick things up a notch!
Why Give This A Try?
- Sweet potatoes are far more nutritious than white potatoes
- Sweet potatoes are far easier on your blood sugar than white potatoes
- This recipe sneaks in a secret ingredient that is totally nutritious. Cauliflower!
- No, you won’t taste a bunch of cauliflower. The predominant flavor is sweet potatoes.
- If you have little ones at home, this doubles as a totally delicious and nutritious baby food!
- It has the same consistency as mashed potatoes, but tons more flavor.
- Easily double this recipe for more servings of deliciousness.
- Made in an Instant Pot, it’s a “set it and forget it” type of recipe.
With minimal prep, this “one-pot meal” is quick and easy and packed with both flavor and nutrition. And yes, it’s absolute comfort food. Yum!
My Instant Pot
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Recipe Additions And Variations
Try adding one of these to switch up the flavors of this recipe. You can even add these to leftovers for future meals!
- Maple syrup
- Garlic powder
- Fresh herbs such as parsley
- Black pepper
- Coconut milk
- Coconut oil
- Greek yogurt
- Chicken – Shredded and mixed in, or served on the side. Either way is yummy! Also, a great way to use up leftover Thanksgiving turkey!
About The Ingredients
Red onion – Peel and chop them.
Garlic cloves – Chopped fine.
Sweet potatoes – Peel and chop them.
Riced cauliflower – Fresh or frozen. You can make it at home or purchase it. If making it at home, cut a head of cauliflower into small florets before ricing in a food processor. Smaller cauliflower florets tend to rice better than larger chunks.
Vegetable broth – No sugar added.
Salt – to taste
Butter – to taste. I used vegan butter, but dairy butter will work. Butter is optional but tasty!
How To Make Cauliflower Sweet Potato Mash In An Instant Pot
Pour the oil into the IP insert and press the Saute button. Add the onions and saute until the onions become translucent and slightly browned. Add the garlic and cook for about 30-60 additional seconds.
Press the off button and add everything else to the onions. Stir and place the lid on the pot securely. Close the vent as well. Press the Manual button and adjust the time to 10 minutes.
When the cooking is done, do a quick release and remove the lid, opening it away from you to avoid any steam burning your hand or arm.
Using a hand blender, blend the ingredients until smooth.
Season with a little salt and butter to your liking and serve.
How To Store Cauliflower Sweet Potato Mash
These can be kept in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 or 5 days.
This can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 4 months.
If frozen, thaw in the fridge for 24 hours or more as needed. Reheat these in the microwave for 1-2 minutes, or warm them in the oven in an oven-safe container.
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More Healthy Recipes
- Holiday Mashed Potatoes Recipe
- Mock Mashed Potatoes Recipe (Cauliflower mash)
Instant Pot Cauliflower Sweet Potato Mash Recipe Card
Instant Pot Cauliflower Sweet Potato Mash
- 1 Stick blender
- 1 large pot
- 1 tbsp. oil
- ½ cup chopped red onion
- 3 medium garlic cloves (chopped fine)
- 3 cups peeled and chopped sweet potatoes
- 12 oz. riced cauliflower (fresh or frozen)
- 1 cup vegetable broth (no sugar added
- salt to taste
- butter to taste (I used vegan butter, but either will work. Optional, but tasty!)
- Pour the oil into the IP insert and press the Sauté button. Add the onions and saute until the onions become translucent and slightly browned. Add the garlic and cook for about 30-60 additional seconds.
- Press the off button and add everything else to the onions. Stir and place the lid on the pot securely. Close the vent as well. Press the Manual button and adjust the time to 10 minutes.
- When the cooking is done, do a quick release and remove the lid, opening away from you to avoid any steam burning your hand or arm.
- Using a hand blender, blend the ingredients until smooth.
- Season with a little salt and butter to your liking and serve.
This recipe from the Gracious Pantry® archives, originally posted on 9/4/18.
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Just wondering if you can do this with cauliflower florets….. Looks delicious!!!
Marie – Sure! It all gets blended in the end anyway. Enjoy! 🙂
How do you make this if you don’t have an Instant Pot?
Beth – I haven’t tried it, but I would roast everything in the oven and then blend with the broth.
This turned out to be more like a soup than a mash. Maybe I was supposed to use a steamer tray? Anyway, it still tasted good. I added parmesan cheese and seasoned with salt and pepper to taste.
Chrissy – Hmmm… was your cauliflower fresh or frozen?