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Pressure Cooker Herb-and-Cream Mashed Potatoes

Points® value
Total Time
30 min
15 min
15 min
By keeping essential moisture in the pot, a pressure cooker makes the creamiest mashed potatoes around.


Yukon gold potato

3 pound(s), small, quartered

Fat-free reduced sodium chicken broth

1½ cup(s)

Heavy whipping cream

¼ cup(s)

Unsalted butter

3 tbsp(s), cut into small bits

Fresh thyme

2 tsp(s), leaves only

Table salt

1½ tsp(s), or to taste

Black pepper

½ tsp(s), freshly ground, or to taste


  1. Place potatoes and broth in a 6-quart electric pressure cooker; lock lid onto pot and set machine to cook on high for 15 minutes. Use quick-release method to stop cooking; open pot when time is up.
  2. Add cream, butter, thyme, salt and pepper to pot; use a potato masher to mash potatoes with other ingredients until creamy. (If desired, lock lid onto pot but leave pressure valve open and set aside to keep warm 20 minutes). Spoon into serving bowl; serve.


Serving size: 2/3 cup Since the potatoes in this recipe are not peeled, make sure to buy ones without any green spots.