As much as I enjoying having mashed potatoes I don’t like cooking them. The peeling, washing, cutting them up, and watching the pot so it doesn’t boil over. Don’t forget there is the waiting for however long it takes for the potatoes to cook, then draining the water off them and the mashing.
The Instant Pot has been a big hit as of lately. Yes, I also joined in the fun. I must say I love my instant pot for many reasons but making mashed potatoes has to be up there with making the perfect hard-boiled eggs.
My IP took one of the things I didn’t like about making mashed potatoes away. It doesn’t take as long to make potatoes in the instant pot as it does on the stove top. Plus there is no worry about not watching the pot so it doesn’t boil over onto the stove.
Making Mashed potatoes
To get started in my Instant Pot Duo 6 quart, I poured 1 cup of chicken broth into it. I used red potatoes this time but you can use whatever type of potato you choose.
I washed the potatoes up, then cut any bad spots there might be on them off. Then I chunked the potato up, Italian Seasoning and peppered them, added 1 teaspoon of minced Garlic and about 1 Tablespoon of butter.
I set my Instant Pot to High Pressure for 10 Minutes. After the IP came to pressure and cooked the 10 minutes I let it natural release which took about another 10 minutes. Very simple and I didn’t have to watch the pot or check to see if the potatoes were getting close to being done.
*Natural Release means that the Instant Pot slowly drops the pressure inside of the Instant Pot. The food will continue to cook some even though cooking is complete.
Once the natural release was done I took my hand masher and mashed all the potatoes right in my pot.
I didn’t drain the chicken broth off, you could if you wanted to. You could also substitute the broth after it was done cooking for milk. I chose to keep the broth in because our dinner already had cream in it.
I stirred everything together and called it dinner.
Here’s to perfectly cooked mashed potatoes~Jenny
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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
Use your Instant Pot to make quick work out of making mashed potatoes
- 6 Med/Large Potatoes Use whatever potato you choose
- 1 Cup Chicken Broth
- 1 Tablespoon Butter
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic optional
- Italian Seasoning Can use salt
Clean your potatoes and cut any bad spots off.
Cut the potatoes into chunks add to Instant Pot
Now is when you add the butter and mince garlic
Place the chicken broth in the instant pot
Add whatever seasoning you are using
Put lid on Instant Pot, set high-pressure timer for 10 minutes
Once the high-pressure timer is done let it natural release the steam.
After all the steam has been let out of your instant pot remove the lid
You may drain the chicken broth off or leave it. Using a hand mashed I mashed the potatoes right in the instant pot.
Stir the potatoes to combined everything and serve