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If there’s one side dish I could eat all year long, not just on Thanksgiving, it would be creamy mashed potatoes. You can modify their flavor to go with just about any hearty meal.
I used to dread making mashed potatoes though. Making old fashioned mashed potatoes by boiling the potatoes in water then mashing them up after draining them is so time consuming and it’s not something the kids can safely help with.
Then I learned how to make mashed potatoes from scratch an easier way. And it’s safer too since you don’t have to drain the pot, so my girls can make them too.
Why We Make Pressure Cooker Mashed Potatoes
After some tinkering, I figured out how to make mashed potatoes in my Fissler Souspreme Multi Pot. After learning how to make homemade mashed potatoes in a pressure cooker, I’ll never prepare them any other way. It’s so much faster and you get the best creamy mashed potatoes by using my method! They are cooked through every single time. No uncooked chunks!
My go-to pressure cooker mashed potatoes recipe is for Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes. You can make everything in one pot and it pairs great with chicken, beef and turkey of course! You don’t even have to drain the potatoes before mashing them. Trust me… it’s the easiest way you’ll ever make them.
When I first got my Fissler Souspreme Multi Pot, I wanted to learn how to cook mashed potatoes in it. After many tries to get the recipe perfected, I’m ready to share my homemade mashed potatoes recipe with you and teach you how to make garlic mashed potatoes in your own Fissler pressure cooker!
Why the Fissler Souspreme Multi Pot
I love quality kitchen gadgets that have multiple purposes. We have limited space in our kitchen, so I like to really be mindful about the small appliances we use.
The Fissler Souspreme Multi Pot is an amazing kitchen gadget with 18 one-touch cooking programs including sous vide. If you’re not familiar with sous vide cooking, it’s a method of cooking in which food is placed in a plastic pouch or a glass jar and cooked in a water bath for longer than usual cooking times at an accurately regulated temperature. It’s really great for preparing tender meats!
However, what I’m showing you in this recipe is how to use the pressure cooker feature to make the best garlic mashed potatoes. The easy mashed potato recipe I’m sharing with you today is so fast to prepare in the Fissler pressure cooker that you’ll never want to make potatoes any other way.
You can make everything in one pot, which I love since this 6-quart pressure cooker has a dishwasher-safe, 18/8 stainless steel inner pot. That means cleanup is super easy too.
If you’re new to the Fissler brand, it’s a 6th-generation, family-owned company that produces premium cookware in Germany. We also have one of their knives and it’s one of the nicest knives we’ve used!
In addition to pressure cooking and sous vide, the Fissler Souspreme Multi Pot also has features for steaming, sauteing, fermenting, soups, meats, grains, beans, yogurt, dough, cake and more. Whether you want fast or slow cooking, there’s an option for that!
It’s also a pressure cooker you can feel safe using. It features a pressure seal system and multiple safety locks. There are also adjustable cooking times, an instant pressure release feature, cool grip handles and convenient lid holder.
The Fissler Souspreme Multi Pot is the perfect kitchen gadget to prepare mashed potatoes in. I’m excited to keep playing around with all of the features in my kitchen, but for now, I want to share my tips for pressure cooking potatoes with you.
Tips for Making the Best Mashed Potatoes
I’ve been making mashed potatoes in a pressure cooker for a couple of years now. So I want to make sure to answer all of your questions so you can make the best mashed potatoes this Thanksgiving.
What are the best potatoes for mashed potatoes?
If you’re wondering what potatoes are best for mashed potatoes, I like Yukon Gold best. I find that yukon gold mashed potatoes have a rich, creamy texture. I also like making mashed potatoes with half Russet potatoes and half gold potatoes. You get a good combination of fluffy and creamy textures that way.
Are mashed potatoes gluten free?
Yes. In general, mashed potato ingredients are gluten free. If you need know how to thicken mashed potatoes for people on a gluten free diet, be sure to use something like potato starch, corn starch or arrowroot starch rather than a wheat-based flour.
Are mashed potatoes keto friendly?
No, mashed potatoes are not an option on the keto diet. There are a lot of carbs in mashed potatoes, so in general you cannot eat mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving unless you practice carb cycling. If you want to know how many carbs are in mashed potatoes, review the nutrition information in the recipe card below.
How do you make mashed potatoes dairy free?
You can substitute any non-dairy milk or cream in place of the heavy whipping cream and non-dairy butter substitute for the butter to make dairy free mashed potatoes. If you use something like almond milk instead of heavy whipping cream, your potatoes won’t be as creamy, so that’s something to be aware of.
How many potatoes per person for mashed potatoes?
In general, you should plan for about 1/2 pound of raw potatoes per person. I find that with this creamy mashed potatoes recipe, people almost always eat the full amount I’ve made. I’ve been told many times this is the best mashed potatoes recipe that people have tried.
This recipe is for 12 servings. I like to make enough for at least two nights for my family so that we have leftovers for lunch or dinner the next day.
If you’re serving a large group of people and you want to know how to keep mashed potatoes warm, be sure to serve the mashed potatoes in a covered dish. You can also consider using a warming tray.
What to do with leftover mashed potatoes?
There are so many ways to use leftover roasted garlic mashed potatoes. I often use extra mashed potatoes in casserole recipes. If you don’t want to make a casserole, you can also go with reheating mashed potatoes for a side dish. The leftovers always have a great flavor.
If you don’t know how to reheat mashed potatoes, it’s easy. I often keep the mashed potatoes in the pressure cooker pot instead of putting them in a bowl. Then we cover and put the pan in the fridge.
When we’re ready to reheat them, we put them back in the pressure cooker and warm them with a little extra milk or heavy whipping cream. Be sure to stir them frequently until they’re warm. If you forget to stir, they’ll likely scorch so be very mindful.
I also love leftover mashed potatoes and gravy. I will happily eat them all on their own for lunch or as a side dish with pretty much any dinner recipe.
Can you freeze mashed potatoes?
Yes, freezing mashed potatoes is also an option. You can make this side dish recipe ahead of time and freeze it in portions. That way you can make easy mashed potatoes next time you’re running late on preparing dinner. It’s a great dinner hack for busy weeknights.
How to mash potatoes without a hand mixer?
I’ve had a lot of people say they don’t have a hand mixer and want to know how to mash potatoes without one. You can mash your potatoes with a hand masher or even a fork! When you pressure cook potatoes, they are very tender and mash quite easily.
Ready to learn how to make the best mashed potatoes for your family? My recipe for the best Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes makes an ideal Thanksgiving mashed potatoes recipe. Of course, you can enjoy it any day of the year. If you enjoy this recipe, be sure to leave a rating and share with your friends.
How to Make Creamy Garlic Pressure Cooker Mashed Potatoes
- 6 pounds Yukon gold potatoes or your favorite type of potatoes, peeled and quartered
- 1 cup water
- 2 sticks butter (1 cup)
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 bulb garlic sliced
- 1 pint heavy whipping cream more or less, depending upon your preferred consistency
- 2 teaspoons sea salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 cup green chives chopped
- Bamboo Cutting Board
- Mixing/Serving Spoon
- Hand Mixer
- Serving bowl
- Lightly saute the sliced garlic in 2 tablespoons of butter in the pressure cooker inner pot until it’s soft and fragrant. You don't want to skip this step. Sauteing the garlic in butter first is what gives these creamy mashed potatoes their rich garlic flavor.
- Add the quartered gold potatoes and water to your pressure cooker, seal the lid and close the pressure valve.
- Select the Multigrain mode and adjust the time to 15 minutes.
- Once the pressure cooker timer beeps, manually release the pressure.
- After the pressure has completely dissipated, remove the lid and add the remaining butter, sour cream, sea salt and black pepper.
- Next, add about half of the heaving whipping cream to the pan and blend it in with your hand mixer. Continue adding more heavy whipping cream until you’ve reached your desired consistency. I used an entire pint in our garlic mashed potatoes, but some potatoes need more or less liquid. They will seem liquidy at first, but they will keep thickening as you mix.
- Taste your creamy garlic mashed potatoes and adjust the salt and pepper to your preferences. You can also add a little garlic powder if you want a more powerful garlic flavor.
- Transfer the Garlic Mashed Potatoes to a serving bowl and top with freshly ground black pepper and sliced chives.