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Sean’s 3-Ingredient Mashed Potatoes (Instant Pot & Stovetop)

  • Author: Danielle
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes (including time to build pressure)
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Instant Pot

Description

Sean’s 3-Ingredient Mashed Potatoes are a classic simple side dish that can go with any meal – fancy or totally casual. SO simple to whip up in and works great as a make-ahead side dish too! Instant Pot & Stovetop versions!


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Ingredients

  • 78 russet potatoes (about 2 1/2 pounds), peeled and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened or cut into small cubes for quick melting
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • salt/pepper

Instructions

Instant Pot Instructions:

  1. Place peeled potatoes into Instant Pot insert (they should form one layer on the bottom). Fill the IP with water until the potatoes are just covered (about 4 1/2 cups). Place the IP lid on, and make sure the steam release valve is sealed.
  2. Cook on High Pressure for 10 minutes. Release the steam immediately, and carefully drain the water from the potatoes as soon as possible.
  3. Let the potatoes cool for a couple minutes and then use a hand mixer with beater attachments to begin mashing. Add milk and butter, then mix on medium for about 2 minutes until the potatoes are smooth and creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Stovetop Instructions:

  1. Boil a large pot of salted water, add potatoes, and cook until fork tender, about 13-15 minutes. Drain water, and let the potatoes cool for a couple minutes.
  2. Use a hand mixer with beater attachments to begin mashing. Add milk and butter, then mix on medium for about 2 minutes until the potatoes are smooth and creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


Notes

Instant Pot Note: The hand mixer may leave marks on the bottom of your IP insert. If this bothers you, transfer the cooked potatoes to a new dish before mixing.

Instant Pot version instructions adapted from The Best Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes from Pinch of Yum. Nutrition information estimated with My Fitness Pal.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: about 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 289
  • Fat: 12g
  • Carbohydrates: 44g
  • Protein: 5g