Looking for the creamiest, fluffiest, buttery homemade mashed potatoes recipe? STOP HERE! This is it! Let me also just add its also the easiest and THE BEST homemade mashed potatoes recipe. Plus I’m showing you how to make these bad boys much faster in the pressure cooker. You’ll love these pressure cooker mashed potatoes.
METHODS OF MAKING MASHED POTATOES?
You can make mashed potatoes 2 ways
- on the stove top
- pressure cooker
WHAT POTATO IS BEST FOR MASHING?
Russet or Yukon Gold potatoes will give you the best creamiest, fluffiest mashed potatoes! In this post I use russet, literally straight out of an Idaho field.
HOW MANY POTATOES PER PERSON FOR MASHED POTATOES?
The hardest part is deciding how much to fix?! My recommendation of 1 potato per person. When we fix Sunday dinners for a large group we do 1 potato per adult, 1 per 2 kids and then if we have a lot of hungry men present we might add in 1-2 extra.
This recipe is based with the guest list of 6 adults. My potatoes were also large baking potatoes, about the size of my hand. So 6 potatoes made plenty.
Step 2: WASH AND PREPARE
Potatoes come straight out of dusty fields and need a good washing. Take a scrub brush and scrub under running water. Next peel the potatoes, if you desire, and cut off any large ‘eyes’. When I’m in a hurry I leave the skins on. It’s easy and great nutrition too. There is not a big difference, just a matter of personal preference if you leave your skins on or off.
Step 3: PEEL AND CUT
Cut potatoes into same sized chunks about 2 inch thick. Place them in your pressure cooker or Bring a large pot of boiling salted water.
How long does it take to boil potatoes for mashed potatoes? Boil until fork tender. 10-15 minutes. When done, remove from heat and drain all water.
Step 4: IN PRESSURE COOKER ADD 1 CUP WATER
STEP 5: HOW LONG DO I COOK POTATOES IN PRESSURE COOKER?
It is KEY that you do not over cook your potatoes. You want to good them 4 minutes top.
ALWAYS ALWAYS QUICK RELEASE your potatoes. This means you dont want to walk too far away from your pressure cooker so you can hear it beep. Allowing it to natural release will over cook your potatoes and the texture will be super gluey.
HOW LONG DO I COOK POTATOES IF I HAVE A LOT OF POTATOES?
4 MINUTES. Quick Release.
HOW LONG DO I COOK POTATOES IF I ONLY HAVE A LITTLE POTATOES
4 MINUTES. Quick Release.
No matter how full your pot is you still only pressure cook for 4 minutes. The difference is if your pot is full it will take longer for your pressure cooker to heat up and come to pressure so more potatoes will take longer, less potatoes will take less time- but you set the timer for the SAME AMOUNT OF TIME. got it? good :)
STEP 6: DRAIN WATER
SEASON AND MASH
For the fluffiest potatoes follow these instructions:
PRO TIP: Use a hand held beater!
- Use your beaters and press down on the potatoes with them. DO NOT turn the beaters on, just start mashing the potatoes.
- Add butter. Cut the butter into chunks to it will start to melt.
- Then slowly add your milk while mixing.
4. For a little more creaminess and tang add a nice healthy scoop of sour cream! this is totally optional if you dont love sour cream.
5. Salt and pepper to taste, and you have the fluffiest creamiest mashed potatoes just like that!
PRO TIP: Use a potatoes masher or my favorite.. a hand mixer! And best yet, do it right in your pot! Makes life so easy. Start on a low setting and mix up those potatoes while streaming your milk in.
HOW CAN I SEASON MY PRESSURE COOKER MASHED POTATOES?
If you are serving mashed potatoes with gravy i recommend just seasoning them with salt and pepper. if you want to serve them without gravy and some seasonings here are some ideas:
- chives and extra butter
- roast a head of garlic and mix it in with the sour cream
- cheddar cheese
- ranch dressing mix
Scoop out those delicious potatoes in to a beautiful serving bowl. If your really going for a wow factor, drizzle a little melt butter over and add something green as a garnish… maybe a rosemary sprig or chives. If you were the one assigned to bring the potatoes to grandmas house, try scooping them into a casserole dish that can be placed in the oven to keep warm.
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Creamy, buttery, fluffy homemade mashed potatoes recipe.
- 6 large baking potatoes
- 5 Tbsp butter
- 1 C milk
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- Salt and Pepper
Wash and peel potatoes
Cut into 2 inch chunks.
Bring a large pot of salted water to boil then add potatoes. about 10-15 minutes.
Boil until fork tender.
Using beaters, but not turning them on, mash the potatoes by pressing down into the potatoes. Then Add in butter, sour cream and begin mixing on low speed with a hand mixer.
Stream in milk until desired consistency is reached. About 1 cup of milk, but you might want more or less depending on the size of your potatoes.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Wash and peel potatoes.Cut into 2 inch chunks. Place in pressure cooker with 1 cup water. Cook for 4 minutes and quick release.
Drain water. Using beaters, but not turning them on, mash the potatoes by pressing down into the potatoes. Then Add in butter, sour cream and begin mixing on low speed with a hand mixer. Stream in milk until desired consistency is reached. About 1 cup of milk, but you might want more or less depending on the size of your potatoes.Season with salt and peper.