Perfectly Steamed Cauliflower in the Instant Pot
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Amazing Steamed Cauliflower - Instant Pot

Easy, fresh & tasty Steamed Cauliflower made in the Instant Pot (Pressure Cooker). Enjoy this low carb healthy vegetable made in less than 15 minutes. A perfect side to any meal! 
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time9 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy, Healthy, perfect, steamed
Diet: Gluten-free, Low Carb, Paleo, Vegan
Method: Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker
Servings: 2
Calories: 71kcal
Author: Meeta Arora



  • Wash the cauliflower and cut it into equal large size florets (see recipe post for how to easily cut a cauliflower).
  • Add water to the instant pot insert. Place the steamer basket in the instant pot insert with the cauliflower florets.
  • Start the instant pot and set it on manual or pressure cook mode for 0 minutes on high pressure with vent in sealing position. (Update: Many readers enjoy crunchier cauliflower, for which 0 minutes at low pressure works great)
  • When the instant pot beeps, quick release the pressure manually. Remove the steamer basket carefully as it is hot.
  • You can place this basket under cold water for a couple of minutes to stop the cooking, give it in an ice bath (optional) or just eat the cauliflower as is.
  • Season with salt, pepper and enjoy.



Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 5g | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 859mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin C: 138.6mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1.2mg