I kid you not, my sister just sent me a meme the other day about potatoes because she knows how much I love them. That love for all things taters passed down to my daughter too. Well my traditional mashed potatoes used to have a lot of butter and cream (and even sour cream on occasion) and we can’t do that anymore. So, I HAD to create a version that would taste amazing, but not destroy our stomachs. These Whole30 Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes are simple but flavorful and are perfectly creamy.
*recipe updated 2/22/20
I love the Instant Pot for these because it is so easy and so fast. I add the cubed potatoes straight into the pot with some broth and water. Then add some salt and I love to throw in some fresh herbs for more flavor, but this is optional. Seal the pot and set for 10 minutes. Boom. So easy.
When the timer goes off, I do a quick release then I use a potato masher to mash the potatoes. I do this because it helps let out some of the steam in the potatoes, which helps make them even more creamy and decadent. Then I add in the coconut milk, ghee, salt and pepper. Using my hand mixer, I mix the potatoes until perfectly smooth. You can stick with just the masher too for a more rustic mashed potato.
If you don’t like coconut milk, you can also use plain unsweetened almond milk or original flavor Nutpods. I have tried it with all of these variations and it’s amazing with any of them.
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Whole30 Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
- 5 lbs Russet Potatoes peeled & cubed
- 2 cups Chicken Broth
- 1.5 tsp Salt
- 1/2 cup Coconut Milk or unsweetened plain almond milk
- 2 Tbls Ghee
- 1 tsp Pepper
- Fresh Herbs* optional
- Add the peeled & cubed potatoes into the Instant Pot with the broth and 1 tsp of salt. Place the lid on and seal the steam valve. Set the timer for 10 minutes
- When the timer goes off, do a quick release and remove the lid. Use a potato masher to mash the potatoes in the IP to release some of the steam. Then add in the coconut milk, ghee, pepper and remaining salt to the potatoes. Use a hand mixer to mix the potatoes until nice and creamy. (can add in a little broth or more coconut milk as needed)Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper as needed.