This Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes is perfect for the holidays, specifically the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.
How to Make Instant Pot Mashed Red Potatoes
Using your Instant Pot to make mashed potatoes this Thanksgiving is a easy way take care of one of your holiday dishes, while freeing up your stove for other dishes on your Thanksgiving menu.
Learning how to cook potatoes in the Instant Pot will be a game changer this Thanksgiving.
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This recipe is ridiculously easy. In fact I bet you’ll never go back to making mashed potatoes on the stove again, once you learn this super simple recipe hack.
Other than turkey, stuffing and my famous sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes is the only other dish that my family requires for the holiday dinner. Of course we always have several other things and plenty of desserts too, but mashed potatoes are definitely a must!
The only difference between how I traditionally make mashed potatoes on the stove and this recipe, is that this one uses red potatoes and heavy cream instead of russet potatoes and milk.
Oh! And it only takes 10 minutes to make!
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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes Ingredients
- Red potatoes, halved
- Parsley flakes
- Heavy cream
Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes Recipe
Place lid on Instant Pot and seal vent. Set to pressure cook for 10 minutes.
When cook time is up, do a quick release and remove lid.
Use a potato masher to mash potatoes. Add heavy cream and stir to combine.
That’s it! I told you this recipe was ridiculously easy.
If you like this recipe, you’ll love these ones too:
- Instant Pot Pumpkin Puree
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Instant Pot Mashed Red Potatoes
- 2 pounds red potatoes halved
- ½ cup water
- ¼ cup butter
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
- ¾ cup heavy cream
- Place potatoes and water in the bowl of the Instant Pot. Top with slices of butter, salt, pepper, and parsley flakes.
- Place lid on Instant Pot and seal vent. Set to pressure cook for 10 minutes.
- When cook time is up, do a quick release and remove lid.
- Use a potato masher to mash potatoes. Add heavy cream and stir to combine.