Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs Russet potatoes peeled and quartered
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk heavy cream or half and half can also be used
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons sliced chives optional
  • butter for serving optional

Instructions

  • Place the potatoes, water and salt in an Instant Pot.
  • Put the lid on, turn the valve to seal, then set the Instant Pot for manual high pressure for 10 minutes.
  • When the timer goes off, release the pressure by turning the valve to vent.
  • Add the milk, butter and pepper to the Instant Pot. Use a potato masher to mash the potatoes to desired consistency. You can add more milk if needed, one tablespoon at a time.
  • Alternatively, you can transfer the contents of the Instant Pot to a mixer to whip your potatoes.
  • Taste your potatoes and add more salt if needed.
  • Spoon the potatoes into a serving bowl. Top with additional pats of butter and sliced chives if desired.