Pressure Cooker Mashed Potatoes

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After years of adjusting, learning from failures, and sorting through advice from others that turned out to be good or bad, I finally have a great recipe that people flip over. The two biggest tips I've learned in making these is to heat the milk and butter before mashing in, and to use a hand masher as opposed to an electric mixer. Using these methods, I have NEVER had the potatoes come out pasty or soupy, always super-fluffy with just enough body.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cold water, or as needed

  • 3 ½ pounds russet potatoes, peeled and sliced 3/4 inch thick

  • ¼ cup butter

  • ½ cup whole milk

  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon white pepper

Directions

  1. Bring water to a boil in a pressure cooker over high heat. When water is boiling, add potatoes. Seal lid and bring cooker up to high pressure. Reduce heat to low, maintaining high pressure, and cook for 30 minutes.

  2. Use quick-release method to lower the pressure. Drain potatoes and return them to pressure cooker. Add butter and milk and cover pressure cooker with lid for 5 minutes, allowing the heat from the potatoes to melt the butter and warm the milk.

  3. Remove lid. Season with kosher salt and white pepper, and use a hand masher to mash potatoes until lumps are mostly gone. Transfer to a bowl and serve hot.

Cook's Note:

These potatoes are great as is, but are absolutely wonderful with some of these alterations. Try mixing in a bit of prepared horseradish or chopped green onions. Or substitute cream cheese for some of the milk. I also like using a mixture of 1/2 cup sour cream, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon dill (mixed 30 minutes beforehand for flavors to mingle) in place of the milk.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

290 Calories
9g Fat
49g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 290
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 719mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 15mg 76%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 1136mg 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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