Is there anything more comforting food than mashed potatoes? It never gets old at our house. I really wanted to post this quick, creamy, and delicious Instant Pot version of it before Thanksgiving to save you time in the upcoming holiday cooking! Do you know what is the most important thing I absolutely love about making mashed potatoes in the Instant Pot? Once you mash the potato with a hand mixer (or a potato masher) it can be kept in the pot on warm cycle for hours. The taste and texture are the same as it was just freshly mashed! Give it a try; you will thank me later! Enjoy.
Instant Pot Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe Instructions
Peel, rinse potatoes. Cut each potato into smaller chunks (cut the medium potatoes into 4 pieces and large into 6 pieces). Rinse once more and then add cut potatoes into Instant pot inner pot. Add just enough water to cover all potatoes. Finally, add 1 tsp. of sea salt.
Close instant pot with lid, turn the valve to “Sealing”. Click on “Pressure Cook” and set the cooking time to 10 minutes. It takes about 10 to 15 minutes for the Instant pot to come to pressure. Then the instant pot will beep when heated and 10-minute cooking time will start.
While the potatoes are cooking cut butter into smaller pieces, rinse and chop fresh dill, and heat the cream.
After the potato is done cooking using kitchen glove turn the valve to “Venting” do not lean over the instant pot or the coming out steam will burn your face). After the stem is released open the Instant pot lid and using gloves to remove the inner pot of the Instant Pot and carefully drain potatoes by dumping it into the strainer.
As soon as the water is drained transfer the potatoes from the strainer back into the Instant Pot inner pot. Place the inner pot back into the Instant Pot. Spread out cubed butter over drained potatoes and then using hand mixer (or potato masher) cream the potato well. Then add heated cream and mash potatoes until all well combined.
Cover the Instant pot back with lid. Click on keep warm cycle and adjust the timer to preferred time. That’s it! Your potatoes will stay fresh and warm.
Before serving sprinkle mashed potatoes with fresh dill (parsley or chives) and place some little pieces of butter if you’d like. Enjoy!
Note: If you need to make 10 lbs. of potatoes for Thanksgiving gathering or any party really, simply double the ingredients. For 10 lbs. of potatoes you must use 8-quart size Instant Pot.
If you need to make 10 lbs. of potatoes for a Thanksgiving gathering or any party really, simply double the ingredients. For 10 lbs. of potatoes you must use an 8-quart size Instant Pot.
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