Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes (Whole30 Paleo)

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes - delicious, creamy, and so fast and simple made in the Instant Pot!  Whole30/Paleo compliant. | tastythin.com

 Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes (Whole30 Paleo) – delicious, creamy, and so fast and simple made in the Instant Pot!  Whole30/Paleo compliant.

Another Instant Pot success!  I set out to make a Whole30 compliant version of mashed potatoes and naturally turned to my Instant Pot for the quickest method.  This recipe is simple and contains no milk, cream, or other dairy.  I used ghee to keep it compliant, but butter is fine if that isn’t a concern.

With Thanksgiving around the corner (yay – my favorite holiday!!), I wanted to create a mashed potato alternative for all my Whole30 friends that was just as good as the real thing.  These potatoes are just as creamy and tasty but missing all the traditional potato add-ins – half and half, cream cheese, sour cream, etc.  For extra richness, full fat coconut milk can be added but is totally optional.  This recipe was approved by my family of mashed potato lovers, so I can officially say they passed the test!

On a day like Thanksgiving when there is limited stove and oven space, the Instant Pot really comes in handy.   These potatoes can be cooking away while all the last minute stovetop prep is going on.  Total cooking time was 20-25 minutes – about 20 minutes to come to pressure and 5 to cook the taters.  This recipe makes enough to serve 8-10 people.  Happy Turkey Day!!

 Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes - delicious, creamy, and so fast and simple made in the Instant Pot!  Whole30/Paleo compliant. | tastythin.com

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes - delicious, creamy, and so fast and simple made in the Instant Pot!  Whole30/Paleo compliant. | tastythin.com

 

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes - delicious, creamy, and so fast and simple made in the Instant Pot!  Whole30/Paleo compliant. | tastythin.com

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes (Whole30 Paleo)

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 10 cups

 Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes - delicious, creamy, and so fast and simple made in the Instant Pot!  Whole30/Paleo compliant.

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Ingredients

  • 3 lbs russet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 4 tablespoons butter or ghee (ghee for Whole30)
  • 1 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth (compliant for Whole30)
  • 1 teaspoon homemade all purpose seasoning blend see below
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup canned full fat coconut milk (optional)

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients (except coconut milk) in the Instant Pot.  Seal lid and using manual setting, cook for 5 minutes.  When cycle is complete, quick release pressure.

  2. For chunkier potatoes, mash potatoes in the pot using a potato masher.  For creamy, smooth potatoes, pour everything into the bowl of a stand mixer and whip potatoes.

  3. For extra rich and creamy potatoes, stir in coconut milk and combine well.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Christie
    January 28, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    Was the leave in the Instapot for 5 minutes a typo? I saw the cooking time is 25 minutes which I assume is correct 🙂 Thanks for the great recipe!

    • Reply
      Nikki
      January 29, 2018 at 9:12 am

      Hi! 5 minutes is the correct cooking time. 25 minutes total comes from adding in the amount of time it takes for the pot to come to pressure. Sorry, that is a bit confusing!

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