It takes hands-on cooking time to peel, boil, drain, transfer, season and mash a batch of potatoes. But what if we told you not only could you make homemade mashed potatoes using just one pot, but you can make them faster and with less work? You can. You just need to know how to make mashed potatoes in an Instant Pot.
Real, homemade mashed potatoes are a classic family favorite. We don’t always have the time to make them by hand though. Learning how to make mashed potatoes in an Instant Pot is a real time saver and they might end up being your favorite Instant Pot side dish.
These Instant Pot mashed potatoes are so delicious and creamy you might want to make them for every meal. And you can. Not only do you make these mashed potatoes in your Instant Pot, but there’s no draining to do at all which means no transferring the potatoes from the strainer to mixing bowl.
They are cooked perfectly soft for mashing with a potato masher or stick blender directly in the Instant Pot bowl. Make a batch of the classic mashed potatoes or get a little creative with flavors you can add in at the end of cooking.
You can top the mashed potatoes with brown butter garlic, melt in half a container of Boursin cheese and top with chives, or simply season them with salt and pepper. This Instant Pot method saves you about 15 minutes of hands-on cook time so you can really elevate the dish.
One time-saving tip: Use Yukon Gold potatoes with soft skin and you really don’t even have to peel the potatoes. You can mash them right in!
How to Make Mashed Potatoes in an Instant Pot Ingredients
Knowing how to make mashed potatoes in an Instant Pot means knowing some restraint with the ingredients. A lot of people like to use sour cream to add some flavor. However, that could be a topping or could be added later.
This recipe requires nothing more than potatoes, chicken stock or broth, unsalted butter, salt, and heavy cream. That’s it. Not the longest recipe list we’ve ever seen and definitely manageable. Which is what helps make this mashed potato recipe one of the best.
Pour the broth into the Instant Pot. You don’t need the trivet.
Add the potatoes.
Add the cubed butter.
Lock the lid and set on manual for 10 minutes.
Once the cooking time is up, let it natural release for 5 minutes. Then carefully push open the release valve.
Add the cream and salt. Then mash with a potato masher until creamy. You can add more cream until you get the desired consistency.
How to Make Mashed Potatoes in an Instant PotCourse: Instant Pot Recipes, Side Dish
Learning how to make mashed potatoes in an Instant Pot is a real time saver and they might end up being your favorite Instant Pot side dish.
3 Lbs Yukon Gold Potatoes, Peeled and Cut into 1/2 Inch Cubes
1 1/4 Cup Chicken Stock or Broth
2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter, Cubed
1/2 Tsp Salt
1/4 Cup Heavy Cream
- Pour the broth into the Instant Pot. You don’t need the trivet.
- Add the potatoes.
- Add the cubed butter.
- Lock the lid and set on manual for 10 minutes.
- Once the cooking time is up, let it natural release for 5 minutes. Then carefully push open the release valve.
- Add the cream and salt. Then mash with a potato masher until creamy. You can add more cream until you get the desired consistency.
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Instant Pot Sour Cream Scalloped Potatoes | Your potatoes don’t always need to be mashed.
Instant Pot Goulash Recipe with Beef | Starch comes in many different forms and the pasta in this goulash recipe is perfect.