Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

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recipe by Julee Morrison

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    23mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    6
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    266
based on 1 ratings

When I was a kid, we visited family friends who lived on a potato farm. I remember walking up and down the field and watching our friends unearth potatoes. It was magical. When I was in college, I realized how magical potatoes really are. They are affordable, available everywhere, and so versatile. My college roommate once asked what my one “desert island food” would be. It was an easy answer: potatoes. From the simple spud I could eat baked potatoes, mashed potatoes, potatoes au gratin, French fries, Potato Salad, hash browns, and more! These days, I’d want to take my Instant Pot with me, too, so that I could make this super easy and delicious mashed potato recipe.

Inspired by: https://recipes.instantpot.com/recipe/mashed-potatoes/

recipe updated Apr 29, 2020

Ingredients

  • Russet potato icon
    Russet potato
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
    3
  • Low-sodium chicken broth icon
    Low-sodium chicken broth
    1 cup (240g)
  • Half and half icon
    Half and half
    about ½ cup (120g)
  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter
    3 tbsp (43g)
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    1 tsp (6g)
  • Black pepper icon
    Black pepper
    as needed

Tools

  • kCook icon Instant Pot
  • kCook icon Inner pot
  • kCook icon Colander
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl

Step preview

  1. Add low-sodium chicken broth, russet potato and garlic clove to the inner pot
  2. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  3. Pressure cook - Manual, High, 8 min
  4. Quick release
  5. Cancel - Keep warm
  6. Transfer potatoes to colander
  7. Transfer potatoes to large mixing bowl
  8. Add half and half and unsalted butter to the large mixing bowl
  9. Mash with potato masher
  10. Add the reserved cooking water a little at a time, until they are the texture you like
  11. Season with sea salt and black pepper to taste
  12. Serve immediately
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