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bowl of instant pot mashed potatoes.

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes (No Drain)

When you need an easy side dish, try this recipe for No Drain Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes. This is a one-pot recipe that is perfect for holidays or just a casual dinner. 

  • Total Time: 33 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x

Ingredients

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  • 2 pounds white, red, or gold potatoes (about 8-12 medium sized potatoes)
  • 1 cup broth or water
  • 3 tablespoons butter, ghee, or vegan butter
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (you can use regular milk or cream if you aren’t on a dairy-free diet)
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Scrub the potatoes and cut them in half.
  2. Add the potatoes to the pot, along with the water or broth.
  3. Lock on the lid and push the button for pressure cooking. Set the time to 8 minutes.
  4. Once the cooking time is complete, let the pressure come down naturally for about 5 minutes. Then, use the quick release to get rid of any remaining pressure. 
  5. Use a potato masher to mash the potatoes.
  6. Add the ghee, butter, or vegan butter, and stir until combined.
  7. Pour in the almond milk and give the potatoes one final stir.
  8. Serve hot and season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Notes

  1. If you aren’t on a vegan or dairy-free diet, you can use regular milk in this recipe.
  2. Serve your mashed potatoes with gravy! See my recipe for Dairy-Free Gravy.
  3. Look for vegan butter in the refrigerator section of most grocery stores. You can buy it in a tub or in a stick (either one works). 
  4. Serve your mashed potatoes with almost any main dish. I particularly like them with my Air Fryer Whole Chicken, Instant Pot Pesto Chicken, Baked Paprika Chicken Thighs, or my Chicken Meatloaf.
  5. Easily make a double batch of this recipe for holidays or gatherings (just don’t go past the max or water level). Or, make a double batch for your family today, and then freeze the leftovers for the future. Cooked mashed potatoes keep in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 126
  • Sugar: 1.7 g
  • Sodium: 104 mg
  • Fat: 3.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 22.4 g
  • Fiber: 3.4 g
  • Protein: 2.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 8 mg

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