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Instant Pot Cauliflower Grits

Ok, so I remember way back to my cauliflower pizza crust post where I went on and on about my hatred of cauliflower. I will be the first to admit that I have misjudged this amazing vegetable.

First of all, it’s white, which means we can morph it into a lot of different dishes and keep picky eaters in the dark.

Secondly, it’s flavor isn’t exactly bland, but it’s neutral enough to lend itself to any number of applications.

And last but not least, it actually tastes ok. If you can eat it raw, it’s flavor is super mild. Dip it in something yummy and you might just find yourself mindlessly snacking. On a cruciferous vegetable!!! I think the earth just shook a little.

Alright, enough drama. This cauliflower grits recipe is just the latest triumph in the “turn cauliflower into something yummy” challenge that I have been internally playing.

Throw everything in a pot – Instant Pot, Crock Pot, regular, ordinary, stove top pot, whatever you’ve got! This recipe is very, very adaptable. I kept it pretty simple here, but you could totally dress this up and let the grits shine as a dish of their own. Me, I like them as a base for something saucey, like Jambalaya

turkey stroganoff meatballs

beef stroganoff

The list could go on and on! But I’ll stop right there and get to the recipe.

If you need a little extra help with the recipe or if you’d just prefer to watch the explanation rather than read it, you can enjoy this little video right here:


Instant Pot Cauliflower Grits
Print Recipe
A really, truly delicious adaptation of a super healthy vegetable.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
5-6 hours
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
5-6 hours
Instant Pot Cauliflower Grits
Print Recipe
A really, truly delicious adaptation of a super healthy vegetable.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
5-6 hours
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
5-6 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Clean cauliflower and chop into medium sized florets (see video for details).
  2. Add to the bowl of a food processor fitted with the mixing blade. Pulse until cauliflower is all finely chopped.
  3. Add to the Instant Pot, or bowl of other slow cooker.
  4. Now add all the rest of the ingredients except the glucomannan and water. You might want to add less salt and pepper to start and see if you need more later. For one medium sized head of cauliflower, I ended up using one full teaspoon of salt and 3/4 tsp. pepper.
  5. Mix gently.
  6. Place lid on Instant pot, make sure valve is set to "venting."
  7. Press slow cook and adjust time to 5 hours. Walk away.
  8. If you're home, feel free to remove the lid and stir and taste your grits throughout the cooking time.
  9. At the end of the cooking time, give your grits a stir and taste for seasoning. And make sure they are tender enough for your taste.
  10. Press cancel, then sauté and adjust to the less setting.
  11. Mix glucomannan and water and quickly stir into grits while they are bubbling.
  12. The grits are ready to serve right now, but they can also hang out here on sauté or keep warm for quite a while.
Recipe Notes

*glucomannan is a fiber supplement that can be used to thicken sauces without adding carbs...find it here.

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