How to Make Instant Pot Whole Cauliflower

Instant Pot whole cauliflower is THE BEST way to use your instant pot to make cauliflower. No mess. No mush. Just perfect florets.
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 1 minute
Servings 1 cauliflower head


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 whole head cauliflower


  • Add 2 cups of water to the Instant Pot liner.
  • Place the whole cauliflower into the steamer basket (or onto a trivet) leafy side down. 
  • Secure the lid, and set to sealing. 
  • Using the steam button, set the time to 1 minute. 
  • When the pressure cycle is complete, quick release the pressure.
  • Remove the basket from the pot to prevent the cauliflower from continuing to cook. 
  • Allow the cauliflower to cool for 5 minutes. Then cut and serve!