This Instant Pot mashed potato recipe is an easier take on a classic and still just as delicious! With a recipe that can get dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes, these creamy mashed potatoes will become a family favorite.
2020 has been a year like no other and Thanksgiving and the holidays are going to look different. Chances are that we are going to be having small gatherings and this recipe will be perfect!
How Many Potatoes For Mashed Potatoes
The number of potatoes you use depends on how many people you are feeding. This recipe uses 3-4 large potatoes or about 2 pounds.
The most important thing is the kind of potatoes that you use for mashed potatoes. Russets are a no-fail option. These potatoes absorb liquid like a sponge and will result in creamy potatoes.
However, I love using small white potatoes. Not only is it nice to have variety, but they just taste so good! There is something addicting about the mild potato flavor. It goes well with any topping!
Dairy-Free Mashed Potatoes
In clean eating we avoid dairy, so dairy free mashed potatoes are a must! You could add dairy free milk, but it turns out you don’t need to. Creamy mashed potatoes can be made with just dairy free butter and cooked potatoes!
Don’t believe me? Give it a try!
How To Make Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes?
Does Using A Blender Make Mashed Potatoes Sticky?
In this recipe, we use a hand mixer to make mashed potatoes. Before you jump on me, hear me out…
Yes it is true that over blending the potatoes will make them thick and sticky, but we are going to blend them just until they are mashed. If you make sure not to over blend, it will be fine! They will be creamy and delicious.
Be sure to use a hand mixer and not a blender which will over blend the potatoes.
If you are still worried about it, or you want a more classic lumpy mashed potato, you can use a handheld potato masher too. Lumpy potatoes are delicious too!
Toppings – So Many Ideas!
There is nothing wrong with the classic butter…it’s a classic for a reason…but there are so many other options that you can try too! Here are a few:
- Roasted Garlic
- Nitrate-free Bacon or Panchetta
- Chives or Green Onions
- Fresh Thyme
- Ground Beef or Sausage
- 2 Pounds Russet or White Potatoes, Peeled
- 4 Tablespoons Butter, Dairy Free OK
- Salt and Pepper
- Peel and dice the potatoes into 1-inch pieces
- Add the potatoes to the Instant Pot and fill with enough water to cover the potatoes
- Pressure cook the potatoes for 10 minutes
- Let the pressure naturally release for 4 minutes, then quick release the pressure
- Drain the water and add the potatoes back to the pot.
- Add the butter, salt and pepper to the potatoes.
- Use a hand blender to blend the potatoes until just smooth
- Top with butter, chives or any other toppings.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 259Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 152mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 5g
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