Growing up, the men in our house always made the mashed potatoes. My dad would peel and boil the potatoes, and then one of my three brothers would mash ’em and add the extras. So for a long time, mashed potatoes just weren’t in my repertoire.
Then came COVID. When fall rolled around and my parents and brothers still could not come over, I knew the Thanksgiving mashed potatoes would be my job. As my mom often says, “Necessity is the mother of invention.” And as usual, she’s right.
Now these Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes are our official Saba Family Recipe. We enjoyed them for our mini-Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, and several times in between. They’re buttery and smooth, with just a slight tang from the sour cream. Jack likes to add a few shakes of his favorite seasoning, Everglades, so feel free to add that if you have some on hand or any other herby seasoning that sounds tasty!
Hope you enjoy these as much as we do! Oh, and if you don’t have an Instant Pot, there are instructions for stove-top, too!