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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

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These homemade Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes are the ultimate comfort food, and they are so easy to make in the pressure cooker. If you hate making mashed potatoes then this Creamy Instant Pot Mashed Potato Recipe is sure to change your mind! These delicious mashed potatoes are great for so many meals. Try them today!

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Delicious: After making mashed potatoes in the Instant pot, you’ll never want to make them any other way.
  • Perfect For Holiday Season: Put this Instant Pot Mashed potatoes recipe on your favorites list, it’s a great recipe for Thanksgiving, Christmas or anytime you want to cook up some mash to compliment your dish!
  • Super Easy: I’m sure you will love this easy mashed potatoes recipe! I sure do!

Recipe Ingredients

Here are the items you will need to make mashed potatoes. We used organic Idaho Potatoes but you can use another type of potato if you please.

  • Organic Idaho Potatoes: Are starchy and fluffy, making them perfect for a creamy, smooth mash.
  • Heavy Cream: Adds a rich, velvety texture to the mashed potatoes, giving them that indulgent quality we all love.
  • Butter: Enhances the flavor of the potatoes and contributes to the creamy, melt-in-your-mouth texture.
  • Salt: Enhances the natural flavor of the potatoes, making the dish more savory and balanced.
  • Pepper: Adds a little kick to the mashed potatoes, providing a subtle contrast to their creaminess.
  • Water to Cover Potatoes: Is essential for pressure cooking the potatoes in the Instant Pot, ensuring they’re tender and easy to mash.
  • Chives to Top or Garnish the Potatoes: Add a slight oniony flavor and a pop of color, making the dish visually appealing and adding an extra layer of flavor.

Equipment Needed

  • Instant Pot: Makes the process quicker and easier by pressure cooking the potatoes to perfection.
  • Potato Masher: A must-have tool for achieving that classic, fluffy mashed potato texture.
  • Vegetable Peeler: Helps you remove the potato skins cleanly and easily before cooking.
  • Spoons: Useful for stirring the ingredients together and serving the finished dish.
  • Knife – To Cut Potatoes: A sharp knife ensures even pieces of potato, which cook at the same rate for consistent texture.
  • Kitchen Scissors – To Cut Chives: Make it easy to finely snip the chives for the perfect garnish.
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How To Make Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes?

Step One: Prepare Potatoes

Peel the potatoes, and cut them into small cubed or bite-size pieces.

Step Two: Cook Potatoes In Instant Pot

Place the potatoes in the Instant Pot, and cover them with water.

Step Three: Pressure Cook

Place the lid on the Instant Pot until it beeps and locks. Make sure the pressure valve is set to ‘SEALING’. Press the ‘STEAM’ button, and set the time for 7 minutes.

Step Four: Release Pressure

When the potatoes are done, the Instant Pot will beep and go to the ‘OFF’ setting. With a pot holder, turn the pressure valve to ‘VENTING’, and release the pressure – quick release. When all the pressure has been released, the float valve will drop down, and you can remove the lid from the Instant Pot.

Step Five: Season And Mash

Drain off any excess water. Sprinkle the salt and pepper over the potatoes, and stir, and mash with a potato masher.

Step Six: Add Cream And Butter

Add the cream and butter, and stir well, mashing any lumps that are left. Top with chives. Serve mashed potatoes warm and enjoy.

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Cooking Tips

  • Additions: If you prefer more butter, cream, salt, or pepper with your Potatoes, add a little more until the desired amount is reached. Add additional amounts a little at a time for best results.
  • Quick Release: If you’re not familiar with the quick release method for the Instant Pot, or where the pressure valve or Float valve is located, read the booklet’s that came with the Instant Pot for location of the valves, and quick releasing the pressure for your Instant Pot.

Variations

  • Sour Cream: Some like to add a tablespoon of sour cream or cream cheese to their pressure cooker mashed potatoes for an added layer of creaminess.
  • Red Potatoes: Switch to russet potatoes or red skin mashed potatoes for a more earthy recipe.
  • Add Garlic: For a dofferent flavor profile add a teaspoon of garlic powder to your cooked potatoes.
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Storage & Reheating Instructions

  • Fridge: Store leftover mashed potatoes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
  • Freeze: For longer storage, freeze mashed potatoes in portions using airtight containers or freezer bags for up to 10-12 months.
  • Thawing: To thaw frozen mashed potatoes, transfer them to the fridge overnight for gradual thawing. Reheat after thawing.
  • Reheating: Gently reheat leftover potatoes on the stove or in the microwave, adding a splash of milk or butter for creaminess, until heated through.

What To Serve With This Recipe?

  • Beef Stroganoff: Tender strips of beef in a creamy mushroom sauce, served over a bed of creamy mashed potatoes.
  • Roast Chicken: Juicy roasted chicken with crispy skin, served alongside fluffy mashed potatoes and gravy.
  • Shepherd’s Pie: Ground meat cooked with vegetables in a savory sauce, topped with mashed potatoes and baked until golden and bubbly.
  • Meatloaf: Classic meatloaf served with a side of creamy mashed potatoes and green beans for a comforting meal.
  • Salisbury Steak: Seasoned ground beef patties smothered in a rich mushroom gravy, served over creamy mashed potatoes.
  • Braised Short Ribs: Succulent short ribs braised until tender in a flavorful sauce, served atop creamy mashed potatoes.
  • Pork Chops: Pan-seared or grilled pork chops served with mashed potatoes and a side of steamed vegetables.
  • Meatballs: Homemade meatballs simmered in a marinara or gravy sauce, served over creamy mashed potatoes for a hearty meal.
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FAQ’S

What Are the Best Potatoes for Mashing?

If you are looking for the best potatoes to mash, then russets would be your best bet. If you don’t have russets on hand, you can use Yukon Gold. When you use a waxy potato, the mashed potatoes don’t come out that good. You don’t want your potatoes to turn out to be paste.

What Is the Best Potato Masher?

There are a lot of mashers out there for potatoes, but one of my favorite potato mashers is the ZYLISS Potato Masher. It’s easy to hold and made of stainless steel.

How Many Servings of Mashed Potato Does This Recipe Make?

The above easy mashed potatoes recipe makes approximately 8 – 10 servings

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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Yield: 8-10
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

This Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes Recipe is an easy and quick to make side dish you can serve to your family.

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds of Organic Idaho Potatoes
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 4 Tablespoons of butter
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of pepper
  • Enough water to cover potatoes
  • Chives to top or garnish the Potatoes

Instructions

  1. Peel the Potatoes, and cut them in small cubed or bite size pieces. Place the potatoes in the Instant Pot, and cover them with water.
  2. Place the lid on the Instant Pot until it beeps and locks. Make sure the pressure valve is set to ‘SEALING’. Press the ‘STEAM’ button, and set the time for 7 minutes.
  3. When the potatoes are done, the Instant Pot will beep and go to the ‘OFF’ setting. With a pot holder, turn the pressure valve to ‘VENTING’, and release the pressure – quick release.
  4. When all the pressure has been released, the float valve will drop down, and you can remove the lid to the Instant Pot. Drain off any excess water.
  5. Sprinkle the salt and pepper over the Potatoes, and stir, and mash with a Potato masher.
  6. Add the cream and butter, and stir well, mashing any lumps that are left. Top with Chives. Serve immediately
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 246Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 329mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 3g

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