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When you need an easy side dish, you should try this recipe for Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes. It’s a one-pot dish that is dairy-free, paleo, and Whole30.
Instant Pot Thanksgiving Challenge
So did you see my post about trying to make my entire Thanksgiving dinner in the Instant Pot this year? Am I crazy? Will you join me on this adventure? I recommend the 6-quart Instant Pot if you don’t have one already. And, if you’re tired of reading Instant Pot recipes here on my blog, rest assured that I’ll be offering more non-Instant Pot recipes soon.
Instant Pot Thanksgiving Recipes
Here are the recipes I’ve made so far that you might like for your Thanksgiving or holiday table.
- Instant Pot Butternut Squash
- Instant Pot Candied Yams
- Instant Pot Cooked Cabbage (not traditional Thanksgiving, but makes for an easy veggie side dish)
- Instant Pot Cranberry Relish
- Instant Pot Pumpkin Pie Custard
- Instant Pot Pumpkin Spice Cake
- Instant Pot Stuffing
- Instant Pot Sweet Potato Mash
- Instant Pot Turkey Breast with Gravy
- Instant Pot Whole Red Potatoes
The Easiest Way to Make Mashed Potatoes
I gotta be honest, it’s been years since I’ve made mashed potatoes on the stovetop. The one or two times I’ve tried it, I just hated standing over a hot stove and stirring until my arm ached. The Instant Pot is a game-changer in that regard!
I love how this recipe is as easy as dumping the potatoes in the pot, mashing them with a few swipes of the masher, and then adding the ghee or butter (use vegan butter to make this recipe 100% dairy-free), and almond milk. Easy, creamy, and delicious mashed potatoes have never been easier, I promise!
Steps to Making Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
As I mentioned, this Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes recipe could not be easier.
- Scrub the potatoes and cut them in half.
- Add the potatoes to the pot, along with the water. Lock on the lid and push the button for pressure cooking. Set the time to 12 minutes.
- Once the cooking time is complete, use the natural-release or quick-release to unlock the lid. Use a potato masher to carefully mash the potatoes.
- Add the ghee or butter and stir until combined. Pour in the almond milk and give the potatoes one final stir.
- Serve hot.
I love this recipe so much that I’m wondering why mashed potatoes shouldn’t be an all-year round recipe?
Questions About Making Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
How long do you cook mashed potatoes in the Instant Pot? I recommend 12 minutes for medium-sized potatoes cut in half.
What kind of potatoes can I use for mashed potatoes? You can use whatever you like! I have made mashed potatoes with white, red, gold, and even sweet potatoes! (See my recipe for Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes).
Do I need to drain the liquid after cooking the potatoes? I find that you don’t! The liquid gets absorbed into the potatoes to help make them mashed. You only need one cup of liquid per batch.
Here’s a how-to video for how to make these Easy Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes (click through on the link if you don’t see the video):
Here’s the printable recipe for my easy Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes made dairy-free:Print
When you need an easy side dish, you should try this recipe for Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes. It’s a one-pot dish with no draining.
- 2 pounds white, red, or gold potatoes
- 1 cup broth or water
- 3 tablespoons ghee*, butter, or vegan butter
- ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Scrub the potatoes and cut them in half.
- Add the potatoes to the pot, along with the water.
- Lock on the lid and push the button for pressure cooking. Set the time to 12 minutes.
- Once the cooking time is complete, use the natural-release or quick-release to unlock the lid.
- Use a potato masher to carefully mash the potatoes.
- Add the ghee and stir until combined.
- Pour in the almond milk and give the potatoes one final stir.
- Serve hot and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
*ghee is made by removing the milk solids from butter. It is usually safe for dairy-free diets. If you prefer, you can use vegan butter that is not made from milk. Vegan butter is safe for dairy allergies.
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