Use your Instant Pot to make these creamy and delicious Instant Pot Redskin Mashed Potatoes for a great side dish for your family meal! Mashed potatoes pair well with just about any meat, chicken or fish dinner recipe.
How to Make the Best Red Skin Mashed Potatoes using your Instant Pot.
Why We Love Creamy and Delicious Instant Pot Mashed Redskin Potatoes
Is there anything better than creamy mashed potatoes? How about this easy Instant Pot Mashed Red Potato recipe that is creamy and delicious and definitely one of our favorite side dishes. The Instant Pot makes quick work of mashed potatoes and when using this recipe, the potatoes don’t even need peeled! It just doesn’t get any easier than that!
Now mashed potatoes are even easier to prepare using your Instant Pot! Make these yummy, mashed potatoes to go with your favorite beef, chicken or pork recipe.
If the Instant Pot is new to you, give a few easy recipes a try at first that only have a few ingredients. After a few simple recipes with success, move on to more recipes!
Ingredients Needed for Red Mashed Potatoes:
- Red Potatoes – try to get potatoes that are the same size and organic if possible.
- Garlic Cloves
- Chicken or Vegetable Broth – Both will work well depending on if you want your potatoes to be vegetarian.
- Cream Cheese
- Butter – we use salted butter
- Salt & Pepper – Don’t forget the salt & pepper!
Creamy and Super-Delicious Mashed Potatoes made with Red Potatoes using your Instant Pot.
- 2 lbs. red potatoes, washed and cubed
- 3-4 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
- 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
- 2 tablespoons butter
- (4 oz.) cream cheese, cut into chunks
- salt & pepper, to taste
Place potatoes, garlic, and broth in Instant Pot®. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste.
Add the lid and flip pressure valve to “Sealing” position. Select the “Manual” option and adjust setting to “high.” Set cook time to 8 minutes. When finished, allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then do a quick release for any remaining pressure.
Carefully open lid and add cream cheese and butter. Mash potato mixture with a potato masher or an immersion blender until blended, but not completely smooth. Season with additional salt and black pepper, to taste, and serve immediately. Enjoy!
A creamy and comforting side dish made with red potatoes and cream cheese. Mashed potatoes are a very versatile food that can be paired with a wide variety of main dishes, such as roast chicken, steak, or meatloaf. They can also be flavored in many different ways, including with garlic, bacon, cheese, or herbs, making them a delicious customizable side dish.
We love using baby red potatoes to make the most delicious, mashed potatoes.
Wash Your Redskin Potatoes Well
Leave the skins on the potatoes, but don’t forget to wash them well using cold water. You can also use a vegetable brush to make sure you get all the little nooks and crannies clean. Put potatoes in a colander and spray with cold water in your kitchen sink.
How Many Potatoes in a Serving?
- Typically, 2 lbs. of red potatoes would be about 6-7 medium potatoes or about 12 small potatoes.
- 2 lbs. of potatoes are typically 4 servings.
What to Serve with Your Instant Pot Mashed Red Potatoes?
Oven Fried Chicken Legs – Mashed potatoes goes well with most proteins and fish. Oven Fried Chicken is a great choice for dinner recipe with a side of these yummy potatoes.
Side Salad – basic salad with lettuce, tomato and cucumber
Coleslaw – homemade coleslaw
What to serve? Need some ideas on what to serve with these quick and delicious mashed potatoes, how about some Instant Pot Chicken Marsala our delicious Instant Pot Pork Roast Recipe with Yummy Apple Gravy
You will love the ease of making comforting mashed redskin potatoes in your instant pot or slow cooker. Creamy mashed potatoes make a great side dish choice for most of our dinner recipes.
Potatoes are beloved at breakfast, lunch and dinner with so many different options to choose from. No matter how they are prepared, mashed potatoes are still our favorite potato recipe. Making potatoes in the Instant Pot will be your new way to cook many of your favorite potato recipes!