Sorry for the posting hiatus! I’ve been working on something really exciting that I can’t wait to share with you. I’ll be sure to keep you posted.
In other news, do you have any idea that Easter is on Sunday?? Uhm, what? I actually had no idea it was this soon until a friend reminded me last night. Woah, I gotta get it together.
Last year we hosted Easter dinner for a big group of our friends and it was so much fun! It was my first time making a big ham and it felt a rite of passage into adulthood. Mashed potatoes are a must have at any holiday dinner. You might already have your signature way of making them, but I wanted to share with you my favorite recipe! It involves a pressure cooker (you can use a good old pot on the stove if you want), a bag of potatoes, softened mashed garlic, and a buttery mixture of milk and ranch dressing.
If you’re crunched for time on Easter morning, I highly recommend the pressure cooker method. If you wake up early enough, you can throw your peeled potatoes into a slow cooker and let them slowly soften while you’re making the rest of Easter dinner, but I’m more of a last minute fast and furious pressure cooker user. I like my potatoes with some tiny chunks still hanging out in the them, but if you want them super extra smooth, use your electric mixer and whip them until completely creamed.
Happy Easter!! Check back soon for my super special announcement!!
- 3 lbs russet potatoes
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 3 large cloves garlic, peeled
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup ranch dressing
- 1 teaspoon salt or to your preference
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- Peel potatoes and place in pressure cooker on top of trivet.
- Pour water into pressure cooking pot and throw whole, peeled cloves of garlic in the pot.
- Lock lid and cook potatoes for 7 minutes on high pressure with a quick release.
- In small sauce, heat butter, milk, and ranch dressing.
- Mash potatoes and add in milk mixture. Whip until desired texture.
- Add salt and pepper, mix, and serve warm!
If you don’t have a pressure cooker, you can either chop and boil your potatoes in a large pot on the stove or throw them in a slow cooker for 4-5 hours on high or 7-8 hours on low.
- Prep Time: 3 mins
- Cook Time: 7 mins