Black Folks Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe

This post may contain affiliate partner links. View our privacy statement HERE.

Who’s ready for Black folks’ creamy mashed potatoes? 

I am! 

But only if it’s this authentic soul food mashed potatoes recipe.

You’ll never look at this ultimate comfort food the same way again once you’ve tried this Black folks’ creamy mashed potatoes recipe. 

Black Folks Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe

What are Black folks’ creamy mashed potatoes?

Want the creamiest mashed potatoes?

Soul food mashed potatoes are an indulgent twist on your favorite ThanksgivingChristmas dinner, or soul food Sunday dish

These whipped potatoes are so good. They’ll make your Thanksgiving meal shine like an angel!

And it doesn’t have to be a holiday or special occasion to grace your table with these homemade whipped potatoes.

Soul Food Mashed Potatoes Recipe

How do you make Black folks creamy mashed potatoes?

All you need are simple pantry staples like potatoes, milk, butter, and some savory soul food seasonings. And voila! With an Instant Pot – and in only three simple steps, you’ll have delicious creamy potatoes – made the soul food way!

How do you make the perfect mashed potatoes?

For the creamiest mashed potatoes and fluffy mashed potatoes, here’s what you need:

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Kitchen equipment for this soul food mashed potatoes recipe

Shop my kitchenware HERE!

How do you make the perfect mashed potatoes?

Ingredients for Black folks creamy mashed potatoes

  • 3 pounds of small red potatoes or gold potatoes
  • 1 cup of chicken broth (or vegetable broth for vegetarians)
  • ½ cup of milk
  • ¼ cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon of Weber garlic and herb seasoning (or similar)
  • 1 teaspoon of salt 
  • ½ a teaspoon of black pepper 
  • ¼ cup of fresh parsley
Soul Food Mashed Potatoes

Instructions Black folks creamy mashed potatoes in the Instant Pot

  1. Wash and scrub the potatoes. I like to use this handy vegetable scrubber HERE.
  2. Open the Instant Pot lid and place the Instant Pot trivet rack inside the stainless-steel inner pot. (The trivet rack isn’t required – but it keeps the potatoes above the liquid in the pot, so they’re steaming instead of boiling.) 
  3. Add the potatoes inside the pot.  
  4. Pour the chicken broth over the potatoes.
  5. Close the Instant Pot lid (make sure the valve is up – in the position for sealing) and pressure cook on high for 10 minutes.
  6. When the cooking time is finished, allow a natural pressure release for at least 10 minutes.
  7. To open the Instant Pot lid, move the valve to ‘venting’ and manually release any remaining pressure, if applicable.
  8. Use an oven mitt to remove the trivet rack from under the potatoes.
  9. Mash the potatoes inside the inner pot, mashing until you reach the desired consistency. Be careful not to overwork the potatoes, so they don’t lose their fluffy texture.
  10. Add the milk, whipping cream, butter, seasoning, salt, pepper, and parsley to the mashed potatoes.
  11. Use a rubber spatula to fold in and combine all the ingredients carefully.
  12. Serve Black folks creamy mashed potatoes from inside the Instant Pot inner pot or transfer to a serving dish, and enjoy!
Soul Food Black Folks Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe

What do you serve with this Black folks’ creamy mashed potatoes recipe?

Pick your favorite Southern soul food to pair with this goes-with-almost-anything side dish. Here are a few all-time favorites:

What can you add to soul food mashed potatoes?

Favorite toppings to add to mashed potatoes include sour cream, chives, cheese, bacon bits, or even chili!

Soul food creamy mashed potatoes are also scrumptious when scooped and dipped with cornbread.

Black folks creamy mashed potatoes recipe FAQs

What ingredients are in Black Folks mashed potatoes?

What ingredients make these the perfect mashed potatoes?

Mashed potatoes are commonly served as the main course alongside turkey and ham at many households for Southern and soul food Sunday dinners and holidays. 

Why, you ask?

Because the ingredients are simple to make up this favorite dish!

What goes in homemade mashed potatoes?

  • Potatoes – You can use red or gold spud or Russet potatoes. Peel on or off. 
  • Chicken Broth – This is one of the secret Southern ingredients for making homemade mashed potatoes. You could use water, but the chicken stock is an easy way to enhance the flavor without adding lots of salt.
  • Milk – Milk is another necessary component that goes into every batch of made-from-scratch mashed potatoes.

Black folks have forever used milk as a key ingredient to add a silky texture to Southern comfort foods recipes like this one and baked mac and cheese

Other ingredients that go into these Black folks’ creamy mashed potato goodies are garlic and herb seasoning salt, pepper, fresh parsley, and heavy whipping cream.

Homemade Mashed Potatoes

What type of potato makes the best creamy mashed potatoes?

Potatoes are a highly versatile vegetable. You can fry them, mash them, or even make French fries with them! 

But what type of potatoes are best for creamy mashed potatoes? 

Yukon gold potatoes are often considered the best type of potato for making creamy mashed potatoes because they have a low amount of starch. And high amounts of buttery flavor – yum!

Yukon golds also have a fluffy texture that is perfect for mashing into creaminess! In addition, they’re moist, buttery, and have a good texture when mashed. Yukon Golds also hold their shape well during cooking, which means that they don’t turn into mush like other varieties of potato do.

Southern Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe

How do you keep mashed potatoes warm?

The easiest way is to keep the cooked potatoes in the Instant Pot on the ‘keep warm’ setting.

Can you reheat mashed potatoes?

Yes, you can reheat mashed potatoes. However, the best way to do it is by adding a few tablespoons of milk or heavy cream and warming them in the microwave for a few minutes or in the Instant Pot on the ‘keep warm’ setting until they’re heated through. 

Can these Black folks’ creamy mashed potatoes be made ahead?

If you’re cooking mashed potatoes ahead of time, transfer them to a large bowl and cover them with plastic wrap or an airtight lid. 

How long can you keep mashed potatoes in the fridge?

Refrigerate for up to 4 days.

Can you freeze these creamy mashed potatoes?

Leftover food is sometimes even better the second time around! For example, it’s okay to freeze leftover mashed potatoes; they’ll still taste great when you’re ready to eat them again. 

How do you refresh mashed potatoes?

Place leftovers into an airtight container or a plastic freezer bag. Then flatten out the wrinkles before placing the bag in the freezer, so when it’s time for thawing, the flavor gets evenly dispersed.

Can you use any milk for mashed potatoes?

How do you make mashed potatoes creamy?

Typically, whole milk is used for this Black folks’ creamy mashed potatoes recipe because the milk creates a silky, creamy texture. You could even mix two different types like half and half or whole and skim! It’s fine to use any type of milk that you prefer for your perfect consistency.

While I’ve found milk and heavy cream to be the best for creamy mashed potatoes, some other acceptable swaps for this recipe are cream cheese, half and half, or sour cream.

Do you peel potatoes before boiling or pressure cooking for mashed potatoes?

Peeling potatoes before boiling them is a debate that has been going on for years. Some people feel that it’s best to peel the potato because it will reduce the time spent cooking and make the mashed potatoes smoother.

Others believe that if you don’t peel your potatoes, they’ll be more flavorful with more texture. 

So what should you do? 

Ultimately that depends on you. It’s entirely up to you to peel or not to peel your potatoes before boiling or pressure cooking!

Black Folks Creamy Mashed Potatoes

So, will red skin potatoes would work in this soul food recipe?

The short answer is yes! Red skinned potatoes have a firmer texture than yellow or white potatoes, so it really helps to pressure cook these. Once they’re mashed with butter and milk, you get an excellent consistency!

Can you use salted butter?

If you’re making mashed potatoes, the butter must be at its best. In this recipe, I use unsalted to control how salty the recipe becomes because of the additional Southern soul food seasonings. 

What did you think about this recipe for Black folks’ creamy mashed potatoes?

Who has the best mashed potatoes?

This creamy Southern soul food mashed potatoes recipe is the best I’ve ever had – and hands down my family’s favorite, too! 

The perfect consistency with perfectly combined seasonings and ingredients make this a must-have for the dinner table for any occasion – including just because!

If you like this recipe, you’ll love these best Southern cooking Instant Pot recipes for beginners!

Have you had soul food creamy mashed potatoes?

Would you make them? 

Lemme know in a comment below, and subscribe HERE for all the soul food!

The Ultimate Soul Food Recipes Guide
The Ultimate Soul Food Recipes Guide
What is soul food? Soul food recipes are African-American recipes full of flavor! A legacy of Southern cooking the Black way. Check out this collection of the best soul food recipes!
Check out this recipe!

Like this post? Pin the below image to your Pinterest Soul Food Recipes board!

Southern Soul Food Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe
Black Folks Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Black Folks Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Who has the best mashed potatoes? This Black folks creamy mashed potatoes recipe is the best I've ever had & my family's favorite too!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Pressure Release Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Soul Food, Southern Food
Servings: 8
Calories: 175kcal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot electric pressure cooker
  • Instant Pot triver tack (optional)
  • Potato masher

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds potatoes small red potatoes or gold potatoes
  • 1 cup chicken broth or vegetable broth for vegetarians
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 tablespoons butter unsalted
  • 1 teaspoon seasoning Weber garlic and herb seasoning, or similar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup parsley fresh chopped

Instructions

  • Wash and scrub the potatoes. I like to use this handy vegetable scrubber HERE.
  • Open the Instant Pot lid and place the Instant Pot trivet rack inside the stainless-steel inner pot. (The trivet rack isn’t required – but it keeps the potatoes above the liquid in the pot, so they’re steaming instead of boiling.)
  • Add the potatoes inside the pot.
  • Pour the chicken broth over the potatoes.
  • Close the Instant Pot lid (make sure the valve is up – in the position for sealing) and pressure cook on high for 10 minutes.
  • When the cooking time is finished, allow a natural pressure release for at least 10 minutes.
  • To open the Instant Pot lid, move the valve to ‘venting’ and manually release any remaining pressure, if applicable.
  • Use an oven mitt to remove the trivet rack from under the potatoes.
  • Mash the potatoes inside the inner pot, mashing until you reach the desired consistency. Be careful not to overwork the potatoes, so they don’t lose their fluffy texture.
  • Add the milk, whipping cream, butter, seasoning, salt, pepper, and parsley to the mashed potatoes.
  • Use a rubber spatula to fold in and combine all the ingredients carefully.
  • Serve Black folks creamy mashed potatoes from inside the Instant Pot inner pot or transfer to a serving dish, and enjoy!

Video

Notes

Black Folks Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe Card

Nutrition

Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 427mg | Potassium: 795mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 320IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 2mg
Save it so you can make it!Pin this recipe to remember it later.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




Captcha loading...

2 Comments

  1. Cyrene Jo Peñas says:

    5 stars
    Yummy recipe to level up those boring potatoes!

  2. 5 stars
    I made these mashed potatoes yesterday and I made it a meal for myself! I added some bacon bits and a little dill. It was so good!! Thank you!