Pressure Cooker Mashed Potatoes – no prep version!
Smooth, creamy Pressure Cooker Mashed Potatoes without all the prep work! Just throw them in and let the Pressure Cooker work it’s magic!
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:25 minutes
Total Time:50 minutes
Yield:8 servings 1x
3–4 pounds russet potatoes (Yukon are also really good)
6 tablespoons of salted butter
2 cups milk (higher the fat, richer the potatoes)
2 teaspoons salt
Add 1 cup of water to the pressure cooker pot and place trivet or a steamer basket inside. Stack whole potatoes inside, making sure that none of them are sitting inside the water. Secure the lid and turn pressure release knob to a sealed position. Cook at high pressure for 25 – 30 minutes (25 for medium potatoes, 30 for large).
When cooking is complete, use a quick release (could also use a natural release). Poke the potatoes with a fork. It should slide through the potato very easily and the skins should pull easily away.
Remove potatoes from the pot and allow them to cool a bit, so you can handle them (or wear latex gloves and start pulling the skin off right away, which is what I do). While they cool, warm milk in the microwave for 1-2 minutes until hot and cut butter into 6 slices.
Peel the skin away from the potatoes (using your hands or a knife) and place them in the bowl of a mixer with a whisk attachment (like a Bosch or KitchenAid). Alternatively, place the potatoes in a large bowl and use a hand mixer.
Mix at medium speed just until smooth, being careful not to over mix (to prevent the potatoes from becoming gummy). Add 1 cup of hot milk, salt, and butter and mix to combine, adding more milk if potatoes are too dry. Taste and add more salt if needed.
Serve potatoes hot in a large bowl with a couple extra tabs of butter on top.
For a healthy, “cheesy” version, decrease butter to 3 tablespoons and mix in 1/2 cup of nutritional yeast. I like to add a sprinkle of nutritional yeast and flaky sea salt over a puddle of melted butter, yum!
If you don’t own a stand or hand mixer, use a ricer or potato masher to get those potatoes smooth creamy.
Keywords: easy recipe, potato side dish, instant pot potatoes