Mashed potatoes are my favorite side dish for Thanksgiving. Yes, green bean casserole can be nice, and I'm always down for stuffing, but there's nothing like perfectly creamy and buttery mashed potatoes.
When I was a kid my mom used to make mashed potatoes from a box — you know, the mashed potato flake stuff — which I still hold in high regards. But I've branched out since then. I've tried mashed potato recipes with schmaltz, I've made them more rustic with lots of garlic, and I've tried to go more traditional. I'm always on the hunt for the perfect mashed potato recipe — something that will blow every other other attempt out of the water. And if Pinterest has anything to say about it, it might be this recipe.
The most popular mashed potato recipe on Pinterest is this pressure cooker mashed potato recipe from Eating on a Dime. It has been saved 19,000 times on the social platform this year alone. That's a whole lot of spuds!
See it on Pinterest: Pressure Cooker Mashed Potatoes from Eating on a Dime
These mashed potatoes are made using the pressure cooker setting on an Instant Pot. Right away, you can see why they would be super popular. You simply peel your potatoes, put them in the Instant Pot with some water, turn the pressure cooker on, and six minutes later — yes, only six minutes — your potatoes are done. Add butter, salt, and pepper and then mash the potatoes with a potato masher.
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