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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes (Paleo, Whole30) + Stove Top Option

These paleo and Whole30 Instant Pot mashed potatoes (with stovetop option) are always a crowd favorite at every gathering, and you'll be sad that there are no leftovers!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Pressurizing time10 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 156kcal
Author: Jean Choi

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs russet potatoes
  • Water
  • 1/4 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup ghee
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp freeze dried chives plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper

Instructions

  • If you like your potatoes peeled, peel them now. If not, scrub the potatoes.

Instant Pot Method

  • Cut the potatoes in half and place them in the Instant Pot
  • Pour water over the potatoes until they are just covered.
  • Close the lid and make the sure the pressure valve is set to Sealing
  • Cook on high on Manual for 12 minutes.
  • Once the Instant Pot beeps to a finish, quick release pressure. 
  • Pierce the potatoes to make sure they are fork tender, then drain.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients, and use a potato masher to mash the potatoes until desired texture and smoothness.
  • Taste to adjust seasoning, and serve topped with more freeze dried chives, if desired.
  • If you are not eating right away or waiting for other dishes to cook, you can keep the mashed potatoes in the Instant Pot and set it to Warm until ready to serve.

Stove Top Method

  • Cut the potatoes into 2 inch chunks and place them in a pot. 
  • Cover the potatoes with water.
  • Turn the heat to high until the water is boiling.
  • Cover, and reduce the heat to medium, then let it simmer for 10-12 minutes until the potatoes are fork tender. 
  • Drain, then add the rest of the ingredients and use a potato masher to mash the potatoes until desired texture and smoothness.
  • Taste to adjust seasoning, and serve topped with more freeze dried chives, if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 298mg | Potassium: 506mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 420IU | Vitamin C: 10.6mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1.3mg