Pressure Cooker Parmesan and Chive Mashed Potatoes are perfect for your holiday or weeknight dinner table.
I mentioned in the What’s On Our Table post this week that I recently ordered an electric pressure cooker. It was something that I had thought about a few months ago but quickly forgot about. Fast forward to early February and several weeks of seeing amazing looking recipes for one I decided to get one.
The first thing I made in mine was potatoes for potato salad. Once I got the potatoes peeled, cubed, and in the pot I had potato salad ready to chill in 15 minutes. I could not believe it. Since that turned out so well I knew I had to make mashed potatoes.
You may be wondering why I wanted to try pressure cooker mashed potatoes when the stove top version is so easy. There are a few reasons like when I’m frying chicken fingers it makes me a tiny bit nervous to have a pot of boiling water on the same stove.
Another reason is I almost always manage to splash myself when I’m draining the potatoes. I don’t know why, I guess it’s my superpower or something. In an electric pressure cooker it only takes about a cup of water to cook the potatoes. Since my recipe calls for the potatoes to be in a steamer basket or the trivet that comes with some brands it’s easy to carefully pull that out and dump the water after it has cooled.
Never fear if you don’t have an Instant Pot or another electric pressure cooker you can always cook the potatoes in salted boiling water and proceed with the rest of the steps.
Out of all the possible mashed potato combinations I could have created I went with Parmesan and Chive because this month’s Improv Cooking Challenge ingredients are potatoes and chives.
Pressure Cooker Parmesan and Chive Mashed Potatoes
- 2 Pounds Russet or red potatoes Peeled if desired
- 1 Cup Water
- 1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 Cup Butter
- 1/2 Cup Milk Plus more if needed
- 1/4 Cup Fresh minced chives
Halve or quarter potatoes depending on whether you are using a steamer basket or trivet
Place the water in the bowl of the pressure cooker and add the basket
Place the potatoes in the basket and sprinkle with salt
Put the lid on the pressure cooker and set to sealing
Cook on high pressure for 4 minutes for quartered and 6 minutes for halved
When the machine beeps do a quick pressure release
Carefully place the potatoes in a bowl and add the butter, milk, Parmesan cheese, and chives
Mash using a potato masher or hand mixer adding more milk if desired
Cooking time is once the pressure cooker comes to pressure which varies by each machine. Mine normally takes right about 15 minutes from turning on to having mashed potatoes on the table.
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