These creamy horseradish mashed potatoes add a great kick to a classic side dish using prepared horseradish. This recipe can be made on the stovetop or in your instant pot.
Recently I made a great Bloody Mary recipe that came out amazing especially considering that I never thought myself to be a fan of them. I did have to buy some prepared horseradish for it which I will admit is something I never actually purchased before.
Since I had this full bottle on hand, I wondered what else I could do with it until I had the thought to make a sauce or even add it to mashed potatoes. When I looked up if horseradish mashed potatoes were a thing, I wasn’t surprised to see it was because they are delicious!
What is Horseradish?
It is a root vegetable used as a spice. The plant is probably native to southeastern Europe and western Asia. It is popular worldwide. It grows up to 1.5 meters tall, and is cultivated primarily for its large, white, tapered root. Wikipedia
What is Prepared Horseradish?
Prepared horseradish is the root vegetable grated small and mixed with a mixture of salt and vinegar to preserve it. This is how it is usually sold in the store and will last a while in the fridge.
Can I make horseradish mashed potatoes in the instant pot?
Horseradish mashed potatoes can be made in the instant pot. Instead of boiling your chopped potatoes, place them on the trivet or rack of the instant pot, add one cup of water and cook on manual HIGH for 20 minutes. When finished, drain the water out of the potatoes and add back into instant pot to mix everything together.
Can I make whole30 horseradish mashed potatoes?
Horseradish mashed potatoes can be made whole30 by:
- Making sure your horseradish does not have non-compliant ingredients
- Use ghee instead of butter
- Swap out milk for coconut milk. Almond milk can be used, but make sure it does not have a sweet taste or any vanilla flavoring
Pro Tips and Tricks
- Use golden potatoes for this recipe as they cook faster and are naturally more creamy and buttery
- Feel free to keep the skins on or off
- For best results, use a potato masher for a rustic chunky result
Horseradish Mashed Potatoes
- 2 pounds Golden Potatoes
2 pounds Golden Potatoes
- 3 tbsp Ghee or Butter
- ¾ cup Whole Milk or Coconut Milk
- 2 tbsp Prepared Horseradish
- ½ tbsp Salt
½ tbsp Salt
- 1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
- 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
- ½ tbsp Onion Powder
- Peel your potatoes (if you want to) and chop them into 2” pieces
- Add them to a large pot and fill with water until it comes up to 1” above the potatoes. Add a pinch of salt to the water.
- Boil the potatoes until they are fork tender but not completely mushy. This will take about 20 minutes.
- Drain potatoes and add them back into the pot they cooked in.
- Add ghee or butter, milk of choice, horseradish, pepper, salt, garlic powder and onion powder
- For best results use a hand masher or a hand mixer making sure not to over mix. Over mixing can cause the potatoes to overdevelop their starches creating a gummy glue like texture.
- Check your seasonings and adjust
- Enjoy hot