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fluffy red mashed potatoes in white bowl

Chunky Red Mashed Potatoes

This chunky Instant Pot Red skin Mashed Potatoes is prepared with simple pantry staple ingredients, making it the perfect side dish to complete any meal.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 6 People
Calories 447kcal


  • Instant Pot


  • 4-½ pounds Red potatoes washed and cut into 4 pieces
  • 6 Tbsp. Butter cubed
  • 1-½ Tsp. Salt
  • ¼ Tsp. Pepper
  • 1 ⅓ cups Heavy Whipping Cream


Instant Pot Cooking Method

  • Cut the potatoes and wash the potatoes thoroughly. Place the red potatoes in the instant pot basket. Cover the potatoes with water.
    Cook in the instant pot for 8 minutes. Quick release and drain.
    fork piercing through potatoes
  • Transfer the potatoes in a large bowl. Add in the butter, salt, pepper, and heavy cream. Mash until creamy but somewhat lumpy, or until you’ve reached your desired consistency.
    Serve warm and enjoy. Garnish with butter and fresh chives (optional).
    hand mashing potatoes in silver bowl

Stovetop Cooking Method

  • Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring the potatoes and water to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low heat; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain the potatoes.
    potatoes in a bowl
  • In a large bowl, add in the butter, salt, pepper and cream. Mashed until you’ve reached the desired consistency.
    Serve warm and enjoy. Garnish with butter and fresh chives (optional).
    fluffy red mashed potatoes in white bowl


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Calories are estimated per serving.


Serving: 6People | Calories: 447kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 304mg | Potassium: 913mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 97IU | Vitamin C: 57mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 17mg