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Instant Pot Red Skin Mashed Potatoes

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Today, I’ve got a game-changing recipe that will revolutionize your mashed potato game – Instant Pot Red Skin Mashed Potatoes. If you’re a fan of comfort food without the hassle, you’re in for a treat.

Imagine creamy, velvety mashed red potatoes that are not only rich in color but also rich in flavor. Thanks to the Instant Pot, you can achieve that perfect mash without the long wait. It’s the ultimate comfort food upgrade, and it’s ready in a fraction of the time.

Instant Pot Red Mashed Potatoes

Red Skin Mashed Potatoes are The Ultimate Comfort Food

We all love a good comfort food, and nothing makes me feel comfort like a bowl of mashed potatoes. It’s such a simple recipe that you’ll feel like you are the master chef.

Some of the reasons you’ll love this recipe:

  • Flavorful and Filling: These red skin mashed potatoes are a comforting, savory side dish.
  • Effortless Cooking: The Instant Pot simplifies preparation, leaving you with less kitchen mess.
  • Versatile Side: Mashed red potatoes pair well with a variety of main dishes, perfect for dinners.

What Goes in Red Skinned Mashed Potatoes

  • Red Potatoes: The star of this dish, add a hearty and satisfying element when mashed.
  • Water: Ensures the potatoes cook perfectly in the Instant Pot.
  • Margarine: Brings a rich, creamy texture and depth of flavor to the mashed potatoes.
  • Pepper: Adds a slight kick, enhancing the overall taste of the dish.
  • Salt: Balances out the flavors and accentuates the natural potato flavor.

How To Make Instant Pot Red Mashed Potatoes

Step 1: Prepare the Potatoes

Wash and dice the potatoes, leaving the skins on. Add them to the Instant Pot along with one cup of water.

Instant Pot Country Mashed Potatoes Ingredients.

Step 2: Pressure Cook

Place the lid on the Instant Pot and set the valve to the sealed position. Press the pressure cook or manual button and set the timer to 5 minutes.

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Step 3: Release Pressure and Mash

Once the Instant Pot stops counting, release the pressure and remove the lid. Add in margarine or butter, salt, and pepper. Mash well with a potato masher until smooth.

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Step 4: Serve

The delicious mashed potatoes are now ready to be served. Enjoy your delicious homemade Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes!

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How to Make Sure They are Perfect Every Time

  • Choose the Right Potatoes: Creamy mashed potatoes are made with Yukon Gold or Russet potatoes that soak up butter and cream for a rich, indulgent flavor.
  • Don’t Overcook or Undercook Your Potatoes: Cook potatoes in the Instant Pot until fork-tender to avoid gummy overcooking or lumpy potatoes from undercooking.
  • Season Generously: Potatoes require ample salt. Season generously and add more salt if necessary.
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Customize Potatoes with These Ideas

  • Garlic Mashed Potatoes: Enhances the taste of the mashed potatoes, giving them a savory, aromatic flavor from garlic powder.
  • Chicken Broth Sweet Potatoes: The chicken broth provides a savory note, while the sweet potatoes offer a softer texture and a slightly sweet contrast to traditional potatoes.
  • Sour Cream/Cream or Cream Cheese: Infuses the mashed potatoes with a rich, velvety creaminess that enhances the overall taste and texture.
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How To Store Leftover Red Skin Mashed Potatoes

Refrigeration: Store leftover mashed potatoes in an airtight container. They will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

Freezing: If you wish to store them longer, freeze the leftover potatoes. Portion them out into freezer-safe containers or bags, making sure to remove as much air as possible to prevent freezer burn. Label the containers with the date for reference. The potatoes can be frozen for up to 2-3 months.

Reheating: Reheat refrigerated or defrosted mashed potatoes gently in a skillet or microwave. When using a microwave, add a bit of whole milk or butter to maintain creaminess.

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What to Serve With This Recipe

  • Baked Salmon: A perfectly baked salmon with a squeeze of lemon would pair wonderfully with the hearty Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes recipe.
  • Citrus Butterfly Chicken: A flavorful and comforting main dish that pairs well with the creamy texture of the red skin mashed potatoes.
  • Beef Stew: The rich, savory flavors of the beef stew would complement the creamy texture of the mashed potatoes perfectly.

FAQs

How Can I Keep Mashed Potatoes Warm In The Instant Pot?

To keep your mashed potatoes warm, you can cover them and place them in a warm oven or use the ‘Keep Warm‘ setting if you’re using an Instant Pot.

How To Stop Mashed Potatoes From Drying Out

This recipe will prevent your mashed potatoes from drying out. Keep them covered and add enough moisture retaining ingredients like butter or cream.

Why Use A Pressure Cooker for Mashed Potatoes?

Cooking potatoes in the Instant Pot can speed up the cooking process significantly.

Pressure cooking can make your potatoes perfectly tender for mashing, resulting in smooth and creamy mashed potatoes.

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Instant Pot Red Mashed Potatoes

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Delight in creamy Instant Pot Red Mashed Potatoes, bursting with flavor and convenience.

Ingredients

  • 10 red potatoes; washed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Wash and dice the potatoes, leaving the skins on. Add them to the Instant Pot along with one cup of water.
  2. Place the lid on the Instant Pot and set the valve to the sealed position. Press the pressure cook or manual button and set the timer to 5 minutes.
  3. Once the Instant Pot stops counting, release the pressure and remove the lid. Add in margarine or butter, salt, and pepper. Mash well with a potato masher until smooth.
  4. The delicious mashed potatoes are now ready to be served. Enjoy your delicious homemade Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes!

Notes

  • Choose the Right Potatoes: Creamy mashed potatoes are made with Yukon Gold or Russet potatoes that soak up butter and cream for a rich, indulgent flavor.
  • Don't Overcook or Undercook Your Potatoes: Cook potatoes in the instant pot until fork-tender to avoid gummy overcooking or lumpy potatoes from undercooking.
  • Season Generously: Potatoes require ample salt. Season generously. Add more salt if necessary.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 512Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 414mgCarbohydrates: 98gFiber: 9gSugar: 7gProtein: 12g

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