Easy Mashed Potatoes for Two Pressure Cooker Recipe

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Easy Mashed Potatoes For Two Pressure Cooker Recipe


SERVES 2 – Cooker: 4- to 7-quart – Time: 6 minutes at HIGH pressure

  • 2 large or 4 medium russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks
  • pinch salt
  • ¼ cup milk, or as needed
  • 2 tablespoons butter, or as needed, at room temperature
  • few grinds black pepper


  1. Place the potatoes in a 4- to 7-quart pressure cooker and fill with water to cover
  2. It is okay if a few edges of the potatoes are peeking up out of the water
  3. Sprinkle with the salt
  4. Close and lock the lid
  5. Set the burner heat to high
  6. When the cooker reaches HIGH pressure, reduce the burner heat as low as you can and still maintain HIGH pressure
  7. Set a timer to cook for 6 minutes
  8. Remove the pot from the heat
  9. Open the cooker with the Natural Release method; let stand for 15 minutes
  10. Be careful of the steam as you remove the lid
  11. The potatoes should be soft and tender when pierced with the tip of a knife and still hold their shape
  12. Drain in a colander
  13. Place the milk and butter in the pot and heat over medium heat until bubbles form around the edge
  14. Add the potatoes back to the pot
  15. Using a potato masher or handheld electric mixer on low speed, beat until to the desired consistency, very smooth or a bit chunky (smashed), adding more milk 1 tablespoon at a time as needed
  16. Taste for salt and pepper
  17. You can add more butter if you like as well
  18. Serve immediately

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