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Instant Pot Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Instant Pot Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Side Dish

Ingredients
  

  • 3 pounds yukon gold potatoes scrubbed
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter unsalted
  • 8 ounces goat cheese if desired, try a variety mixed with herbs or other flavorings
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh herbs of your choice chopped

Instructions
 

Instant Pot Directions:

  • Add whole potatoes and 1 teaspoon salt to Instant Pot and enough water to cover them halfway. Close the lid with the valve in sealing position, select Manual mode, and adjust the cooking time to 20 minutes under high pressure. After the cooking time is up, allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes before opening the lid. Drain the potatoes, and add them back into the Instant Pot. If desired, you can slip the skins off of the potatoes at this point. Add the milk, sour cream, butter, 3/4 of the goat cheese, and any optional fresh herbs, then mash well with a potato masher until smooth.
  • For a crispy top: transfer the mashed potatoes to a 8-inch baking dish. Top with dollops of the remaining goat cheese and use a spoon or spatula to create a swirled pattern. Cook the dish under the broiler for about 5 minutes, until golden brown.

Stovetop Directions:

  • Peel the potatoes first if desired, then roughly chop into 3/4" chunks. Add the potatoes and 1 teaspoon salt to a large pot of water and bring it to a boil, cooking for 20-25 minutes until very tender. Drain the potatoes and add them back into the pot. Add the milk, sour cream, butter, 3/4 of the goat cheese, and any optional fresh herbs, then mash well with a potato masher until smooth.
  • For a crispy top: transfer the mashed potatoes to a 8-inch baking dish. Top with dollops of the remaining goat cheese and use a spoon or spatula to create a swirled pattern. Cook the dish under the broiler for about 5 minutes, until golden brown.