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Instant Pot Cauliflower (Whole Cooked) - how to cook a whole head of cauliflower in the Instant Pot® (it's so easy). #instantpot #cauliflower #roastedcauliflower #instantpotcauliflower #plantbased #whole30 #paleo

Instant Pot® Cauliflower (Whole Cooked)

  • Author: Erin
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 1 head cooked cauliflower 1x
  • Category: Cauliflower
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American


How to cook a whole head of cauliflower in the 6 qt. Instant Pot®


  • 1 head of raw cauliflower, with leaved removed and stem cut so the bottom is flat.
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 cup water


  1. Cut off the bottom leaves and stem of your cauliflower so the bottom is flat.
  2. Rub with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper (or whatever seasonings you want!)
  3. Add 1 cup water to your 6 qt. Instant Pot® and place the metal trivet inside.
  4. Place the head of cauliflower on top of the trivet.
  5. Cook on Manual, High Pressure, 1-2 minute cook time.
  6. Manually release pressure according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  7. Finish under broiler, if desired, for 5 minute increments until you have reached your desired browning.


Remember to always account for the time required for the Instant Pot to come to pressure!!