mashed potatoes from scratch
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5 from 4 votes

Mashed Potatoes from Scratch

These aren't Mom's mashed potatoes from scratch. They're even BETTER! With this recipe, you'll make make ahead mashed potatoes all the time!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mashed potatoes from scratch
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 117kcal
Author: Deanne Frieders

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. yukon gold OR red potatoes washed and cut into halves or quarters
  • 3-4 cloves garlic peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 4 oz. cream cheese cut into chunks

Instructions

TO MAKE IN THE INSTANT POT

  • 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. Mash potato mixture with a potato masher until blended, but not completely smooth. Season with additional salt and black pepper, to taste, and serve immediately. Enjoy!

TO MAKE IN THE SLOW COOKER / CROCK POT

  • Place potatoes, garlic, and broth in the slow cooker crock. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste.
  • Cook on high for 4-5 hours, until potatoes are fork tender.
  • Add cream cheese. Mash potato mixture with a potato masher until blended, but not completely smooth. Season with additional salt and black pepper, to taste.

Notes

Instant Pot Cook Time: 8 minutes (+ time to come to pressure and 10 minutes natural release)
Slow Cooker Cook Time: 4-5 hours on high
Nutrition calories based on 6 servings with yukon gold potatoes

Nutrition

Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 165mg | Potassium: 516mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 4mg