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Instant Pot Cheddar and Chive Mashed Potatoes


  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8-25 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minute
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
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Ingredients

Equipment needed: Instant Pot*steamer basket*, potato masher*

  • 2 ½ pounds Yukon gold potatoes, whole or cubed (peeling is optional)
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • ¾ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp chopped chives
  • ½ cup french fried onions

Instructions

Instant Pot Instructions: 

  1. Pour 1 ½ cups water into bottom of Instant Pot. Add the whole or cubed potatoes into a steamer basket*. Lower the basket into the Instant Pot. 
  2. Cover Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 25 minutes for whole potatoes or 8 minutes for cubed potatoes. When time is up move the valve to venting and remove the lid. 
  3. Dump the potatoes into a large serving bowl. Mash the potatoes a bit and then add in the butter, sour cream, salt, pepper, cream, and cheeses. Mash until creamy. Add in extra milk, if needed. Stir in the chives.
  4. Sprinkle 1 Tbsp of french fried onions over the top of each individual serving. 

Slow Cooker Instructions:

  1. Wash potatoes and place in your slow cooker.
  2. Pour 4 cups of water over potatoes.
  3. Cover and cook on LOW for about 6-8 hours or until potatoes are fork tender.
  4. Drain water. Mash the potatoes a bit and then add in the butter, sour cream, salt, pepper, cream, and cheeses. Mash until creamy. Add in extra milk, if needed. Stir in the chives.
  5. Sprinkle 1 Tbsp of french fried onions over the top of each individual serving. 
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Instant Pot or Slow Cooker