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Instant Pot® Mashed Potatoes

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Instant Pot® Mashed Potatoes
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 8
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Say goodbye to stressful party planning! This genius four-ingredient recipe for mashed potatoes makes perfectly creamy taters the easiest way ever—in your Instant Pot®. You can even make it up to an hour ahead of time and keep it on the warming feature until you’re ready to serve—how’s that for convenient?
Updated Oct 17, 2019

Ingredients

  • 3 lb russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 1/2 cup butter, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Chopped fresh parsley leaves, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    In 6-quart Instant Pot® insert, mix potatoes, water and 1 teaspoon of the salt. Secure lid; set pressure valve to SEALING. Select MANUAL; cook on high pressure 8 minutes. Select CANCEL. Set pressure valve to VENTING to quick-release pressure. Drain off cooking liquid; return potatoes to insert.
  • 2
    In 2-cup glass measuring cup, microwave half-and-half and butter uncovered on High 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until heated through.
  • 3
    Using potato masher, mash potatoes in Instant Pot® until all lumps are gone. Add hot half-and-half mixture; season with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and the pepper. If potatoes are too thick, add additional half-and-half, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency.
  • 4
    Garnish with parsley before serving. (If desired, transfer hot mixture to serving dish, and top with parsley before serving.)

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Stir in cooked, chopped bacon to add smoky, savory flavor.
  • tip 2
    To make ahead: Be sure to consult your Instant Pot® user manual for details on the warming feature for your specific model. We recommend holding potatoes on WARM for no longer than 2 hours for best results.

Nutrition Information

250 Calories, 13g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 30g Total Carbohydrate, 3g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
250
Calories from Fat
120
Total Fat
13g
20%
Saturated Fat
8g
42%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Sodium
550mg
23%
Potassium
560mg
16%
Total Carbohydrate
30g
10%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
3g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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