Looking for an easy way to do mashed potatoes in a hurry and don’t own an Instant Pot? Not to worry, microwave mashed potatoes are quick, easy and believe it or not, completely doable. Want a nice spin on your mashed potatoes? Try these Buttery Garlic Mashed Potatoes too!
How to Make Microwave Mashed Potatoes
To begin, prepare like you normally would. Peel some potatoes and cut them into small chunks like in the picture below. Now place them in a microwaveable dish or bowl that has a lid and add 1/4 cup of chicken broth.
Place them in the microwave and cook on high for 10-12 minutes or until they can be pierced through with a fork easily.
Once done, remove from the microwave and mash with a potato masher. Add in 1-2 tablespoons of butter and mash until soft. If you like, you can also use a hand mixer to whip them into shape quickly (my personal preference).
That’s it. Serve by themselves or with a main meal and enjoy!
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Microwave Mashed Potatoes
- Prep Time
- 10 minutes
- Cook Time
- 10 minutes
- Fast & Slow Cooking
- 6 potatoes large
- 1/4 cup chicken broth
- 2 tbsp butter
- Peel and chop potatoes into small chunks and place in microwaveable bowl or dish.
- Pour in 1/4 cup of chicken broth.
- Microwave on high power for 10-12 minutes or until fork can poke through potatoes easily.
- Mash potatoes and add 2 tbsp of butter while mashing.
- Serve hot.
All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.